Dims: 1.7" x 0.9" x 0.3" (4.3 x 2.3 x 0.8 cm)
Wt: 12.6 g
Sarany, Ural Mountains, Russia
The igneous host rock of this specimen holds a few dozen Uvarovite garnets. Though they are very small and show some noticeable damage, they are some of the larger Uvarovites that I have seen from this locality, as some of the crystals are 1 mm or so in diameter. They are large enough so that one doesn't need magnification to discern their excellent dodecahedral form or their vitreous luster. Their color is a very deep green that approaches that of emerald, and they are translucent at the least. The nicest aspect of this specimen is the fact that the crystals are separated enough so that one can easily discern their individual form, which is not spoiled due to intergrowth.