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TitleGrossular (garnet)
DescriptionGrossular is calcium-aluminum garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12. Grossular, however, varies in composition and so comes in a variety of colors. This gem is one of the less common colors. It has a checkerboard cut and weighs 2.43 carats.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-04-22.
CollectionThe Jewel Box Collection of Gemstones.
Key wordsgrossular, garnet, Jewel Box
Tech details79 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2736