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Almandine Garnets – China

£2.07 ex VAT

Almandine garnet crystals, from China, popular gemstones varying in size between 0.5 -1.0cm  with a good crystal habit, a deep red colour and vitreous lustre, these garnet crystals are ideal for collectors and for educational use, supplied in a polythene bag with a data label.

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Almandine garnets are a popular and most common variety of this mineral.  Deep red colour, they often are found within metamorphic rocks, most commonly, mica schists. The name is derived from old English terminology ‘garnet’ which means ‘dark red’ and allusion to the crystals deep colouration. The crystals often form as rhombic dodecahedrons, although sometimes poor quality specimens may exhibit cubic shapes. Ranked 8 on the Mohs scale of hardness,  one of the main industrial uses for almandine garnets is as an abrasive. High quality specimens are used widely in the gem trade. These particular crystal specimens come from China, they vary between 0.5 & 1cm in diameter & show good crystal habit, They are deep claret red with a vitreous lustre. They come supplied in a small polythene bag with a label.

Weight 25 g

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