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Uvarovite is a green calcium chromium garnet end member. Garnet is a common mineral of the silicate minerals known as nesosilicates and is widely distributed around the world, however Uvarovite is found in few locations.

Species: variety of garnet ♦ Chemistry: Ca2Cr2(SiO4)3 ♦ Color: emerald-green, green, green-black ♦ Cleavage: irregular ♦ Transparency: transparent to translucent ♦ Luster: vitreous ♦ Crystal System: isometric ♦ Moh's Hardness: 6.5-7 ♦ Localities: Russia, Finland.