Dims: 1.3" x 0.7" x 0.5" (3.3 x 1.8 x 1.3 cm)
Wt: 12.9 g
Sarany, Ural Mountains, Russia
Though this is one of the smallest specimens that we have available, it has some of the largest Uvarovite crystals on it that I have ever seen! There are seven discernable crystals that measure at least 0.12" (3 mm) in diameter, and many more that are smaller. Four of the larger crystals are either damaged or incomplete, but the rest are in excellent condition. All of them have good dodecahedral form and a deep, emerald-green coloration, and show moderate translucence. They are partially embedded in a small, flat slab of the dark gray host rock on which Russian Uvarovite crystals are usually found. Even with its damage, this specimen impresses me.