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Garnet: featured mineral group at the 1993 Tucson Show

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Abstract

The garnets are a common but complex group of minerals. They are perhaps the mineral kingdom's best example of solid solution: a relationship in which minerals have chemical compositions that are intermediate between two or more ideal end-member species. In garnet, we deal with a complex group of solid-solution series between as many as 14 end-member minerals. The varying intergradations of solid solution between these different end-members help to explain the garnet group's variety of color, environment of occurrence, gem use, and variation in such physical properties as specific gravity, refractive index, and hardness. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Garnet: featured mineral group at the 1993 Tucson Show
Series title:
Rocks & Minerals
Volume
68
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Rocks & Minerals
First page:
20
Last page:
33
Number of Pages:
14