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Almandite (also known as almandine) is a variety of garnet.
There are many named garnet varieties. The six main garnet varieties are based on ideal end-member chemical compositions. Almandite is the iron (Fe3) rich garnet end-member variety. Some of our almandite garnet gem rough is suitable for making faceted gems, and some for cabochons. Many of our cab-grade alalmandite garnet rough pieces have chatoyancy due to microscopic inclusions of pyroxene or amphibole, yielding a four-ray star when fashioned into a cabochon gem.
We also have many other types of natural lapidary rough available!
Information about genuine garnet and its history, physical properties, chemistry, occurance, and metaphysical uses is displayed on our garnet information page.
Please see the links below for natural almandine garnet products.
To see photos of another mineral variety, select any item category link in our Mineral Inventory & Factsheet Index.
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