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Chrome-bearing Grossular

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About Chrome-bearing GrossularHide

A variety of Grossular

Chrome-bearing rather than chromian- is the preferred name recommended by the IMA (Bayliss et al. 2005).
Green chrome-rich variety of Grossular, often confused with uvarovite.

Physical Properties of Chrome-bearing GrossularHide


Chemical Properties of Chrome-bearing GrossularHide


Synonyms of Chrome-bearing GrossularHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Diopside20 photos of Chrome-bearing Grossular associated with Diopside on mindat.org.
Pectolite3 photos of Chrome-bearing Grossular associated with Pectolite on mindat.org.
Clinochlore3 photos of Chrome-bearing Grossular associated with Clinochlore on mindat.org.
Heazlewoodite2 photos of Chrome-bearing Grossular associated with Heazlewoodite on mindat.org.
Allanite1 photo of Chrome-bearing Grossular associated with Allanite on mindat.org.
Albite1 photo of Chrome-bearing Grossular associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Millerite1 photo of Chrome-bearing Grossular associated with Millerite on mindat.org.

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for Chrome-bearing GrossularHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • New South Wales
    • Buccleuch Co.
      • Coolac district
Minerals in podiform chromitites - Tumut Serpentinite Province, Southern New South Wales, Graham, Franklin and Marshall, 2001, Australian Journal of Mineralogy 7(1).
  • British Columbia
    • Liard Mining Division
      • Cassiar
Canadian Rockhound vol.4, no.2 (2000)
  • Québec
    • Estrie
      • Les Sources RCM
        • Asbestos
  • Xinjiang
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Tacheng Prefecture (Tarbaghatay Prefecture)
        • Tuoli Co. (Toli Co.)
          • Sartohay (Sartokay; Sartuohai; Saertuohai)
Zhou, M.-F., Robinson, P.T., Malpas, J., Sun, M., Aitchison, J., Bai, W.J., Hu, X.-F., and Yang, J.-S. (2001): Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 19(4), 517-534.
  • Okayama
    • Niimi City
      • Shingo-takase
Hiroaki Tano specimen
  • Nordland
    • Brønnøy
      • Velfjorden
Prestvik, T. (1974): Norwegian chromian ugrandite-garnets. Contribution to the mineralogy of Norway, no 55. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift, 54, 177-182
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Asbest
Igor Savin data; Antonov A.A. [Антонов А.А.] (2003): Mineralogy of rodingites of the Bazhenovsk ultrabasic massif [Минералогия родингитов Баженовского гипербазитого массива]. Nauka, Sankt-Peterburg, 129 pp. (in Russian).
  • Scotland
    • Shetland Islands
      • Unst
        • Baltasound-Haroldswick area
National Museum of Scotland specimen 78.49.538
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