Tsavorite, Grossular Green Garnet from Merelani Hills, Lelatema Mountains, Manyara Region, Tanzania
This is a beautiful Tsavorite Garnet from Tanzania. It is thumbnail size and comes in a small display case.
Dimensions: 2.8 cm (1.1") x 1.8 cm (0.7")
Weight: 12.686 grams
Tsavorite is a variety of the grossular class of Garnet. They receive their brilliant green colour from the chromium inside the crystal. The main locales of Tsavorites are Tanzania and Kenya. The chemical formula is Ca3Al2(SiO4)3.