Lavrovite is a green vanadium-bearing variety of Diopside, with an admixture of vanadium 1.5% and more wt% V2O3.
General Information
A variety or type of:Diopside
Photos of natural/un-cut material from
Colour (General)Blue, bluish, violet, bluish- and emerald-green.
E. Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems (2003)
Geological Environment
Where found:Magnesium skarns
E. Ya. Kievlenko, Geology of gems (2003)
Further Information
Mineral information:Lavrovite information at
Significant Gem Localities
  • Irkutsk Oblast
    • Lake Baikal area
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