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[oo-vahr-uh-vahyt, yoo-] /uˈvɑr əˌvaɪt, yu-/
Mineralogy. a variety of garnet colored emerald-green by the presence of chromium.
1825-35; < German, named after Count S. S. Uvarov (1785-1855), president of St. Petersburg Academy; see -ite1 Unabridged
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  • Iron garnet is andradite, and chromium garnet is uvarovite.
British Dictionary definitions for uvarovite


an emerald-green garnet found in chromium deposits: consists of calcium chromium silicate. Formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3
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C19: from German Uvarovit; named after Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian author and statesman
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uvarovite in Science
  (y-vär'ə-vīt', -)   
An emerald-green variety of garnet found in chromium deposits. Chemical formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3.
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Encyclopedia Article for uvarovite

calcium chromium garnet found as small, brilliant, green crystals. It is the rarest of all the garnets, and its crystals commonly are too small to be cut. Otherwise, it would rival emerald as a popular gemstone because of its beautiful colour. Typical occurrences are in chromite, as in the northern Urals, California, Canada, Finland, and Silesia in Poland. For details of chemistry and occurrence, see garnet.

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