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Tsavorite is a gem engine from the Keystone Railway.

Bio

Tsavorite was first mentioned by Star in The New Crystal Engines. She was then seen pulling a train in A Keystone Trip.

Persona

Not much is known about Tsavorite, although it can be assumed that she is friends with Star

Basis

Tsavorite is a freelance design, although she slightly resembles a based on the L&YR Class 28 with a 2-6-2 wheel arrangement. James is also a member of this class.

Livery

Tsavorite is painted light green with dark green lining.

Appearances

Total Appearances

TSAVORITE - TOTAL APPEARANCES - STORIES FROM SODOR
Crystal Island Adventures - Speaking Roles: 1 - Non Speaking Roles: 0 - Cameos: 1 - Mentions: 1 - Possible Appearances: {{{6}}}

Totals

  • Speaking Roles: 1
  • Non-Speaking Roles: 0
  • Cameos: 1
  • Mentions: 1

Gemstones

TsavoriteGem1
TsavoriteGem2

Tsavorite has two gemstones. They are both green in color and circular in shape. One has a square facet, and the other has a triangular facet. They are both located on her tender.


Gemology

RealTsavoriteGarnet

A real Tsavorite Garnet

  • Garnet is the traditional birthstone for January, the zodiacal stone for Capricorn and the second anniversary stone.
  • Garnets range from a 6.5 to 7.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and are found in the U.S. (Arizona), South Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Myanmar (Burma), Scotland, Switzerland and Tanzania.
  • Garnets are formed when high temperatures and/or pressure is a factor and geologists often use garnets as a gauge of the amount of temperature and pressure that was present during their formation.
  • Although red is the most commonly occurring color, Garnet is available in a veritable plethora of colors, such as yellow, orange, peach, green, purple, blue (rare), brown and pink.
    • Garnet also rarely occurs in color-change varieties, which have a different color depending on whether they are viewed in incandescent or natural light.
      • The rarest color-change garnet appears blue in daylight, and changes to purplish-red under torch light.
  • Garnet is not a single mineral, but a group containing closely related, isomorphous minerals that form a series with each other. Most garnets have chemical formulas following the pattern of X3Y2(SiO4)3.
    • Garnet is a gem group that occurs in over twenty varieties. Of these varieties, six main types are used as gems. These are pyrope, almandine, spessartite, grossularite, andradite and uvarovite.
      • Pyrope, almandine and spessartine form a solid solution series, which means that they can all exist together in a single crystal, collectively, they are known as pyralspite garnets. This is also the case for andradite, grossular and uvarovite, which form the ugrandite group.
  • Garnets are associated with strength, bravery, love, determination and self-confidence, all characteristics that fit in with Garnet's personality.
    • In more New Age-style beliefs, garnets are known as stones that provide protection to their users from evil.
    • Few Garnets have become famous, but a few famous pieces of jewelry have garnet exclusive decoration, such as the Spessartine Butterfly and Antique Pyrope Hairpin.
    • One famous garnet is the bright green tsavorite, going by 68.82 carats.
  • Garnets are often used for industrial purposes such as water filtration, waterjet cutting, and abrasive blasting.



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