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Mineral of the month: garnet

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Garnet is the general name given to a group of complex silicate minerals, all with isometric crystal structure, similar properties and chemical compositions. Garnet occurs in every color of the spectrum except blue, but it is most commonly red, purple, brown and green. Garnet necklaces dating from the Bronze Age have been found in graves and also among the ornaments adorning the oldest Egyptian mummies.

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Title:
Mineral of the month: garnet
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Geotimes
Volume
2005
Issue:
April
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
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National Minerals Information Center
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