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Uvarovite Garnet

Uvarovite Garnet from the Ural Mountains of Russia. One of the rarest forms of garnet, this Chromium included green garnet generally forms as a druzy, or fine mat of small crystals on a base of sedimentary rock. This coin has a mat of very tiny crystals spread across the face, with the highest concentration toward the center. Uvarovite sparkles like crazy with movement, which is something we can't easily convey in our light box, but the detail photo shows this effect.

The bases of Uvarovite coins are ground very thin so the crystals will fit into a protective case. Druzy (fine crystals on a base of another material) of any kind can be fragile and it's possible to dislodge single crystals from their base. Please be very careful when handling these coins removed from their cases.


Catalog #: UVRU002
Material Origin: Russia
Coin Size: Approx. 32x3mm (1.25x0.11") without case
Opacity: Opaque (No translucency)
Durability: Fragile, case recommended
Size Guide


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Lithicoin Attributes

Catalog #: 

The catalog number is unique to each individual Lithicoin, and allows your coin to be accessed at any time by typing this number into the search field on our site.

Material Origin:

This is the location where a Lithicoin's material is sourced. We are as specific as possible in the main coin description when we know more about origin (sometimes we will know a specific mine location), but we try to at least note the country. Sometimes we may not know the origin of a particular piece of material, and these coins are marked as "Unknown."

Coin Size:

Standard size for Lithicoin stone specimens is approximately 32mm x 3mm (1.25"x0.11" or 1 3/4" x 1/8"). Size can vary by about .5mm (one half millimeter) due to being hand carved from a natural material.

Opacity:

Opacity refers to the translucency of a coin material when backlit. Materials that do not allow light to pass through are considered "Opaque." If light passes through a part or all of a Lithicoin, it is considered "Partially or fully translucent."

Durability:

Our durability ratings are designed to help you understand how a Lithicoin should be handled. We use the following ratings as suggestions, but please understand that we can make no guarantees about the actual durability of any natural material.

Pocket Safe: This Lithicoin is suitable for frequent handling or daily carry without the case. Try to minimize the number of additional hard objects carried in your pocket or bag (metal coins, etc.) to minimize the chance of breakage or scratches. Many stones are harder than the metals in our everyday lives, but we prefer a cautious approach.

Handle with care outside of case: This Lithicoin can be removed from the case and handled but should not be pocket carried. Exercise caution to avoid drops, and do not apply pressure or any twisting motions.

Fragile, case recommended: This Lithicoin has physical characteristics such as fragile crystal coverage, internal seams or planes, geode sections, or is a brittle material that can be easily scratched or broken. These coins should not be removed from their cases unless you intend to sit down and carefully enjoy them.

We can't predict every scenario a coin might encounter, and natural materials can be unpredictable. We do not provide any guarantee or warranty in the event of damage.