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Garnet

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Formula:
X
 
3
Z
 
2
(SiO
 
4
)
 
3
X = Ca, Fe, etc.
Z = Al, Cr, etc.
Name:Named Carchedonius Garamanticus = Carthaginian or Garamantic Carbuncle in 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. Earlier named ΑνθραϪέ by Tyrtamus, commonly known by his honorary name, Theophraestus, possibly about 325-300 BCE, but seemingly a name also used for ruby spinel and red-pink sapphires.


The classical name for a group of silicate minerals with the same structure.
Not to be confused with the garnet structural group which on Mindat is defined as a larger group of minerals with the same crystal-structure type as that of the classical garnet minerals, but including minerals that are not silicates.

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Classification of Garnet

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Chemical Properties of Garnet

Formula:
X
 
3
Z
 
2
(SiO
 
4
)
 
3


X = Ca, Fe, etc.
Z = Al, Cr, etc.
Simplified for copy/paste:X3Z2(SiO4)3

Relationship of Garnet to other Species

Group Members:
Hutcheonite
Ca
 
3
Ti
 
2
(SiAl
 
2
)O
 
12

Other Names for Garnet

Synonyms:
Garnet Group
Other Languages:
Simplified Chinese:石榴子石
石榴石

Other Information

Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Garnet

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  • Buy fine minerals and gemstones from Pala International
  • Find Garnet on www.crystalclassics.co.uk
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  • DAKOTA MATRIX offers Cabinet and Rare Species from Worldwide Localities.
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  • Buy RARE Minerals from Rocks of Africa
  • Buy from McDougall Minerals
  • The Arkenstone - Fine Minerals
  • Specimens:The following Garnet specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.

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