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Garnet--An Essential Industrial Mineral and January's Birthstone

Fact Sheet 2006-3149

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Abstract

Garnet is one of the most common minerals in the world. Occurring in almost any color, it is most widely known for its beauty as a gem stone. Because of its hardness and other properties, garnet is also an essential industrial mineral used in abrasive products, non-slip surfaces, and filtration. To help manage our Nation's resources of such essential minerals, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides crucial data and scientific information to industry, policymakers, and the public.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Garnet--An Essential Industrial Mineral and January's Birthstone
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3149
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Contributing office(s):
Western Mineral Resources
Description:
2 p.