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1.7" Polished Uvarovite Sphere with Stone Base - Russia
This is an alluring, 1.7" wide polished sphere made from emerald green garnets that formed within a brecciated rock. It comes with an equally stunning base made from the same material, adding to the aesthetic beauty of the specimen. Unlike the druzy habit more commonly seen on the market, these garnets completely filled in their respective cavities, resulting in optimal polishing material. The polish really brings out the vibrant green coloration of the uvarovite.
Uvarovite is one of the rarest of the garnet group minerals, and is the only consistently green garnet species, with an emerald-green color. It occurs as well-formed fine-sized crystals. It is found associated with chromium ores in Spain, Russia, and Quebec in Canada. It also occurs in Finland, Norway, and South Africa.