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TitleAlmandine (garnet), faceted gemstone
DescriptionAlmandine, Fe3Al2Si3O12 (iron aluminum silicate), is the most common of the garnets and is usually the garnet found in garnet schists. Precious transparent crystals are frequently used as gemstones. This stone is 1 cm across.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-11-08.
CollectionWard’s Natural Science, 49 E 6151.
Key wordsalmandine, garnet, India
Tech details35 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1760