Mineral resource of the month: garnet




Garnet, the birthstone for the month of January, has been used as a gemstone for centuries. Garnet necklaces dating from the Bronze Age have been found in graves, and garnet is found among the ornaments adorning the oldest Egyptian mummies. However, garnet’s characteristics, such as its relatively high hardness and chemical inertness, make it ideal for many industrial applications.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Mineral resource of the month: garnet
Series title Earth
Volume 56
Issue 12
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher American Geosciences Institute
Publisher location Alexandria, VA
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
Description 1 p.
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First page 29
Last page 29
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