Garnet Photos    
Cochise College               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor    copyright 2011-R.Weller

garnet-variety uvarovite
The garnet family of silicate minerals all contain a +2 cation and a +3 cation. 
Uvarovite is one of the rarest members of the garnet family.  The +2 cation is
calcium and the +3 element is chromium.  Uvarovite rarely forms single large
crystals.  Instead it usually occurs as massive clusters of tiny green crystals.


garnet                                                                                                                               uvarovite1
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