Uvarovite is a rare bright emerald green member of the Garnet family that was discovered in 1832, and named after Russian statesman and mineral collector Count Sergey Uvarov. Other green Garnet varieties are often mislabeled as Uvarovite, but are usually more common green Garnet varieties such as Grossular or Pyrope garnets coloured by Chromium impurities. They rarely form in single crystals, instead tiny dodecahedral garnets are often found covering a host rock as a druzy coating.
|Alternative Names||Green Garnet|
|Hardness||6.5 - 7|
|Main Locations||China, Russia|
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