How to identify it
Unique Characteristics or Properties
This is a member of the garnet group of minerals, which contains well over 20 different minerals. Uvarovite is a very bright green crystal which usually forms in large patches of small crystals. Andradite is often mistaken for uvarovite when it has chromium to color it green as well.
Where to find it
The Northwest: N/A
Other: Australia, France, Ireland, Bolivia, Germany, England.
How it was Made
Alterations in hyrdothermal vents of chromium bearing serpentine.
It is often found in tin mines.
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