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almandine

[′al·mən‚dēn]
(mineralogy)
Fe3 Al2(SiO4)3 A variety of garnet, deep red to brownish red, found in igneous and metamorphic rocks in many parts of world; used as a gemstone and an abrasive. Also known as almandite.
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VSE:SRK) joint venturers, announce production plans for an abundant, high-grade almandine garnet deposit located in Street Twp.
These darkred almandine garnets, up to an inch in diameter, are found in biotite schist at the Garnet Ledge near the mouth of the Stikine River.
zoned, helicitic, calcium-rich almandine garnets from the Hyde School Marginal Mylonite of the Adirondack Lowlands and to date (U-Pb) monazite inclusions in the cores and rims to verify the hypothesis that there were two episodes of garnet growth, currently based upon textural observations, chemical zoning, and geothermometry.
The claims were staked to cover a significant concentration of variable kimberlite indicator minerals consisting predominantly of high chrome pyrope garnets, calcic pyrope-almandine garnets, magnesium almandine garnets and chrome diopsides.