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TitleRhodolite garnet
DescriptionRhodolite is a name sometimes used for red garnets with compositions between almandine (Fe3Al2Si3O12) and pyrope (Mg3Al2Si3O12). The name is derived from the Greek words rhodon and lithos, meaning rose-stone. This gem is an oval cut and is 3.15 carats.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2002-04-25.
CollectionThe Jewel Box Collection of Gemstones.
Key wordsrhodolite, Jewel Box, garnet, almandine, pyrope
Tech details104 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2752