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n. - A deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate.

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  • The so-called almandine garnets of the jeweler are frequently of the almandite class and tend to purplish red.
  • These had a composition between almandite and pyrope, that is, they had both magnesium and iron with aluminum and silica.
  • Brazil, from its prolific gem gravels at Minas Novas, supplies good almandite, and smaller quantities are found in many different localities.
  • These are all silicates, the almandite garnets being silicates of iron and aluminum; the pyrope garnets are silicates of magnesium and aluminum; the hessonite garnets,... for more
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