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TitleUvarovite (calcium-chrome garnet)
DescriptionUvarovite is a calcium-chrome garnet. The vivid green color is typical. This specimen was split along a seam of uvarovite that is only about 1 mm thick. The dark host rock contains disseminated uvarovite, chromite, pyroxene and plagioclase, as well as some unidentified alteration material. This sample was purchased at a rock and mineral show and comes from an unknown location in Russia. It is about 8 cm across.
PhotographerNeil Kadrmas. 2001-05-01.
CollectionDexter Perkins Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsUvarovite
Tech details832 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number448