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Uvarovite

Nesosilicate

Uvarovite is a chromium group species with the formula O 4)3. It was discovered in 1832 by Germain Henri Hess who named it after Count Sergei Semenovitch Uvarov statesman and amateur mineral collector. It is classified in the ugrandite group alongside the other calcium-bearing garnets andradite

Uvarovite is the rarest of the common members of the garnet group, and is the only consistently green garnet species, with an emerald-green color. It occurs as well-formed fine-sized crystals.

Identification

Color of mineral

Green
Black

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6.5

Density ( specific gravity )

1.865

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Cubic