1.4" Red Almandine Garnet - China

This a rough natural Almandine Garnet from the Altay Mine in Autonomous Region, China. Being a "rough" garnet means that there may be minor imperfections or small chips. Chemically, almandine is an iron-aluminium garnet with the formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3. The deep red transparent stones are often called precious garnet and are used as gemstones. In traditional and petrological use the name 'garnet' usually refers to these six minerals: Almandine, Pyrope, Spessartine, Andradite, Grossular, Uvarovite.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Garnet var. Almandine
LOCATION
Altay Mine in Autonomous Region, China
SIZE
1.4" wide, 340 carat
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#70199