Dims: 1.3" x 1.1" x 0.4" (3.3 x 2.8 x 1.0 cm)
Wt: 20.6 g
Sarany, Ural Mountains, Russia
A few dozen tiny Uvarovite crystals are embedded in the small, dark gray, igneous host rock of this specimen. The crystals are generally in moderately good condition, as there appears to be a substantial amount of damage to some of the crystals, which are incomplete. They range from less than 1 mm to at least 2 mm in diameter and have the dodecahedral form that is common for this mineral. Their color is a deep green, their luster is vitreous, and they are transparent but highly internally-fractured. I am impressed with the color of the intact crystals on this specimen; it appears to be deeper than that of most pieces that I have seen.