Almandine (Garnet Group),

named in 1546 by Georgius Agricola  for Alabanda in Turkey,  an ancient gem cutting center, presumably where almandine was fashioned into gemstones.  Almandine the most common garnet creates mixed crystals with Spessatine, Pyrope and Grossular.  Characteristic  mineral for metamorphic and pegmatitic rocs.

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Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4841
Price: 22.00 EUR 
Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4807
Price: 19.00 EUR 
Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4815
Price: 18.00 EUR 
Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4842
Price: 15.00 EUR 
Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4855
Price: 18.00 EUR 
Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4869
Price: 17.00 EUR 
Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4816
Price: 19.00 EUR 
Almandine (Garnet Group)
Granatová skála (Weissenstein), Petrov nad Desnou, Šumperk, Olomouc Region, Czech Republic

Item-No.: MINS4879
Price: 22.00 EUR 

Synonyms:  Ageleide Ruby, Alabandine Ruby, Alamandine, Almandine Garnet, Almandite, Oriental Garnet 
Classification:  Silicates, Nesosilicates, Garnet Group
Chemical formula:  Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Crystal system:  Isometric
Density (g/cm3):  4.318 measured, 4.313 calculated
Tenacity:  Brittle
Cleavage:  None Observed
Fracture:  Sub-Conchoidal
Hardness (Mohs):  6.5 - 7.5
Colour:  Deep red, brownish red, red-violet, black
Lustre:  Vitreous, resinous
Streak:  White
Transparency:  Transparent, translucent
Type Locality:

 Alabanda, Aydin Province, Aegean Region, Turkey

Application:  as gemstone and abrasive

 

 

 
 
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