- Mineralogy. a variety of garnet colored emerald-green by the presence of chromium.
Origin of uvarovite
1825–35; < German, named after Count S. S. Uvarov (1785–1855), president of St. Petersburg Academy; see -ite1
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Green garnets are of two kinds, the calcium-iron garnet, known as demantoid, and the calcium-chromium garnet known as uvarovite.
Uvarovite, named for Count Uvarov of Russia, also makes valuable gems if found in pieces of sufficient size and luster.
- an emerald-green garnet found in chromium deposits: consists of calcium chromium silicate. Formula: Ca 3 Cr 2 (SiO 4) 3
C19: from German Uvarovit; named after Count Sergei S. Uvarov (1785–1855), Russian author and statesman
- An emerald-green variety of garnet found in chromium deposits. Chemical formula: Ca3Cr2(SiO4)3.
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