Almandine Garnets – Fauske
£0.50 – £4.00
Almandine garnets supplied as a single crystal collected in Fauske, Nordland Fylke, Norway. These excellent deep red garnet crystals exhibit an excellent tetragonal system, they have been removed from the matrix to show this and are excellent for both serious collectors of rare specimens or for educational use due to their crystal habit. The specimens are available as single crystals in multiple sizes of approximate diameters, they are supplied in a polythene bag or white card tray with an information label.
Garnets are strong crystals often found along side or within metamorphic rocks due to the high temperatures and pressures required to allow them to grow, there are many varieties such as spessartine, grossular, almandine and so on, with them all being various colours. The name is derived from the middle English word 'gernet' which means 'dark red' a nod towards the deep dark red colouration of many garnets. These particular garnets are the almandine variety, which are the most common of the group, they are a deep red colour, opaque and some may show the expected dodecahedron crystal form. The specimens are available as single crystals in multiple sizes of approximate diameters, they come from Fauske, Nordland Fylke, Norway and are supplied in a polythene bag or white card tray with an information label.