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TitleAlmandine in schist from Tupper Lake, New York
DescriptionAlamdine, Fe3Al2Si3O12, is the most common type of garnet and is typical of medium to high grade metamorphic rocks. Garnet typically forms crystals with 12 identical, or 24 identical faces. This crystal contains both forms and two different shaped faces can be seen. The garnet shown is about 4 cm across; most garnets are not this large.
Geologic provinceAdirondacks (Grenville)
LocationUSA ▹ New York. Tupper Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-02.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection.
Key wordsalmandine, schist, New York
Tech details413 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1000