Uvarovite is a garnet group mineral, meaning that it’s structurally and compositionally similar to garnets, but unlike garnets, it is green. Uvarovite is named after Count Sergei Semenovitch Uvarov, a Russian statesman who was also quite the rockhound. It’s usually found in Russia, Spain, and Canada. The photo above is an extreme close-up, and may be misleading. Uvarovite crystals are usually about 2 mm long, so in “real life” it looks more like a plate of drusy quartz. Here’s how it looks from a bit farther away:
This specimen is from the Saranovskii Mine in Russia, and I think it’s quite pretty, don’t you?