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Please ID - Garnets?

Posted by claire Brimson  
claire Brimson April 06, 2012 06:57PM

Please, are these Garnets? I found them in Helsinki on a beach of pink granite rock. I don't know if the granite was put there or if it is locally there although there is pink granite in bed rock as Ive seen it in the rounded cliffs there.

Please advise.

Thank you.

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Steve Hardinger April 06, 2012 07:47PM
The red crystals are probably garnets.
Eligiusz Szełęg April 06, 2012 08:03PM
almandine (almandine-spessartine series)
claire Brimson April 07, 2012 06:06PM
Many thanks :-)
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