A light-green type of garnet found in Africa (primarily Kenya but sometimes also Tanzania and nearby countries) named after the Tsavo River in Kenya where it was first found. Since 1968, fifty or so deposits have been discovered, but only one has not yet been exhausted. Because it is usually found as a pebble near a river, large tsavorites are extremely rare, and even the small gemstones are very expensive.

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