almandine


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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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K-type pegmatites contain K-feldspars (microcline), muscovite and/or biotite, tourmalines (generally only black schorl), beryl (almost solely aquamarine), and almandine.
The silver brooch in the picture is set with an almandine garnet cut en cabochon.
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 SL designs, Alanite and Almandine, boast higher levels of standard equipment than the current high-spec SL sports car.
These mineral species described are: Hornblende, Epidote, Piemontite, Chabazite, Prehnite, Pyrite, Chalcopyrite, Clinozoisite, Dravite var Tourmaline, Chlorite, Garnet var Almandine, Sulphur (as free crystals), Calcite, Kaolinite, Hyalite Opal.
Sweetbreads, escargots, trout almandine, beef stroganoff, sauerbraten and tournedos of beef gave way to Italian seafood around 1973.
The old known producing areas are the Urals (jasper, agate amethyst, alexandrite, almandine garnet, emerald, malachite, rhodonite), the Transbaikal area (topaz, beryl, polychrome tourmaline, nephrite and lazurite) and Altai (jasper, quartzite, etc.
Fieldstone even crafted a china hutch using Almandine and Foxglenn cabinetry components.
An unusual color-change almandine from Fazenda Rodolita, Tocantins State, Brazil.
Almandine is the most common garnet and comes in a wide range of colors including purple, wine red, purplish red, brown, and deep red among others.
Analyses were calibrated using albite (Na), sanidine (Si, Al, and K), diopside (Ca and Mg), almandine (Fe), rutile (Ti), fluorapatite (P), and rhodonite (Mn) standards.
Accompaniments include French baguettes, red beans and rice and green bean Almandine.