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  Gemstones - Garnet
Garnet, the January birthstone, derived its name from the Latin word granatus, meaning like a grain, which refers to the mode of occurrence wherein crystals resemble grains or seeds embedded in the matrix.
Garnet is a family of minerals having similar physical and crystalline properties.
The deposit of almandite garnet in Clay County is in a hornblende gneiss at Penland Bald on Buck Creek.
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 Garnet Mineral,Natural Garnet,Red Garnet,Garnet Suppliers,Garnet Mineral Uses
Garnet is a common mineral of metamorphic rocks such as gneiss and schist of all description from basic to acid, crystalline limestone and pegmatites.
Legend has it that garnets protect their owners from nightmares, and garnets were even used as bullets because the shooters thought the red color would increase the intensity of the wound.
Garnet is ground to a variety of sizes to be used as an abrasive.
www.mineralszone.com /minerals/garnet.html   (837 words)

 Garnet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Garnet is a group of minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives.
Garnet is a key mineral in interpreting the genesis of many igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Xenoliths of garnet peridotite have been carried up from depths of 100 km and greater by kimberlite, and garnets from such disaggegated xenoliths are used as a kimberlite indicator minerals in diamond prospecting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Garnet   (1592 words)

Garnet is thought to be a "projective stone", and is therefore protective in nature.
Garnet is also thought to be a healing stone, to relieve skin conditions, and to regulate the heart and blood.
The sizes of this garnet ranges from pinkie to thumbnail size (flat) for the non-jewelry shaped pieces, and the jewelry -type are approximately pea sized, with flattened sides.
www.arkansascrystalworks.com /garnet.htm   (350 words)

Garnet is found in a wide variety of metamoprhic rocks and in some igneous rocks.
Garnet is one of the few common isotropic minerals.
Garnet is one of the few common isotropic minerals, and the appearance of the large garnet in these photos is typical.
www.und.nodak.edu /instruct/mineral/320petrology/opticalmin/garnet.htm   (512 words)

 Physical Properties of Garnet for Identification and Classification Purposes.
Garnet is a semiprecious stone that is brilliant in jewelry but it also has played a very important role in the abrasives industry because of the graininess in a particular type of garnet (used for smoothing or grinding other things).
Garnets can be found in both igneous and metamorphosed rock which are those produced under the conditions of intense heat (such as volcanic or crystallization due to heat conducted from magma).
Grape garnet is a mix of spessartine and almandite and are reddish purple to deep violet.
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 Garnets - english
Garnets from a find in the north-eastern part of the former kingdom of Bohemia - small stones of a wonderful hue - were world-famous at that time.
That genuine Bohemian garnet jewellery was traditionally set with a large number of small stones, which were close to one another like the seeds of a pomegranate, with their red sparkle.
And today too, garnets are still found in former Czechoslovakia and set close together according to the old tradition, the attractiveness of classical garnet jewellery thus consisting mainly in the beauty of the gemstones.
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Garnet has been known as the stone which was the source of illumination for Noah in the Ark.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January and anniversary gemstone for the second year of marriage.
Garnet is well suited to those born during The Moon of Renewal (22 Dec- 19 Jan).
www.mysticmountainjewelry.com /garnet.htm   (358 words)

 GARNET natural crystals
Garnet is a group of aluminum silicates and and calcium silicates, and its hardness is 6.5-7.5.
Garnet is known as a stone of love, health, commitment, devotion, and passion.
Garnet is a group of aluminum silicates and and calcium silicates.
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 Molecular Expressions: The Birthstone Collection - Garnet
Garnet is the name for a group of related minerals, common to many regions of the world and often utilized as gemstones or abrasives.
A rather unusual variety of small pyrope garnets found in Arizona are called "anthill garnets" because they are mined by ants, who carry them out of the ground when they are excavating their anthills.
In ancient Asia and the American Southwest, garnets were used as bullets because the glowing red color was said to increase the ferocity of a wound.
micro.magnet.fsu.edu /birthstones/pages/garnet.html   (501 words)

 Assistance Dogs - Garnet - German Shepherd Dog - Perkins School Wonder Dog
Garnet, it seems, is always aware of each child’s abilities, and she modifies her behavior accordingly.
Judging from the popularity of "Garnet-time", one on one sessions between a student and Garnet, she is very good at her job.
Ultimately the only thing that Garnet has any trouble tolerating is Friday -- the one day of the week she doesn't accompany Terri to the school.
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 Wholesale loose Mandarin Garnet,Spessartite,Tsavorite Rhodolite Demantoid Garnet gemstones Garnets
Garnet is the name which can be applied to six similar mineral species with a similar chemical structure, namely almandine, pyrope, spessartine, grossular, andradite and uvarovite garnet.
Rhodolite garnet for instance, is a combination of almandine and pyrope, and is sometimes referred to as pyrope-almandine garnet.
Garnets are gemstones which are in high demand have excellent hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs' scale and are often used in fine jewelry.
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 Garnet - Roskill Metals and Minerals Reports
Total world consumption of industrial garnet was estimated to be 245,000t in 1999, representing an increase of almost 44% since 1994/95, when total consumption was reported as being 170,000t.
Demand for industrial garnet is expected to grow worldwide at the rate of 3-5% per year over the next five years.
The world's reserves of industrial garnet are estimated to be at least 13,550,000t, and the reserve base is in excess of 72,000,000t.
www.roskill.com /reports/garnet   (452 words)

Garnet ranges in color from colorless to fl though it is often thought of as only red.
Garnet is found in Africa, Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and the USA (Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Virginia).
Garnet is the anniversary gemstone for the 2nd and the 6th year of marriage.
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Anyway, the name of the color to Garnet was born from the image of the fruit that burst crimson a pomegranate.
Garnet was possessed as "symbolized jewelry for the bond of blood", as hidden treasure suitable for the distinguished family in the worlds, such as the Romanov dynasty, the Borbone dynasty, and the Habsburg dynasty, telling the whole family's prosperity.
The crest "the eagle of dual leadership" using 416ct Almandite Garnet is in the treasure of the Habsburg family.
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 Eminence Custom Jewelers: Garnet
Garnet is considered the gem of faith, constancy and truth.
The name Garnet comes from the Latin word "granatus", which means "seedlike" or "having many seeds due to a garnet crystal's resemblance to pomegranate seeds.
Garnet occurs in every color of the spectrum, except blue, and each of these colors are permissible to wear for the January birthstone.
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Almandine: The common garnet of gneisses and schists is almandine.
Garnets, being resistant to both mechanical and chemical breakdown, also occur as detrital grains in sands and sandstones.
Garnet has some value as an abrasive because it is fairly hard, lacks cleavage, and hence breaks into irregular grains.
geology.csupomona.edu /alert/mineral/garnet.htm   (350 words)

 Garnet - Gemstone Information
In practice, there are probably very few garnets with the precise pure chemical composition shown for their type, almost all garnets are of mixed types, where one type is partially replaced by another type.
The brilliant colour of demantoid garnet is due to partial replacement of the silicate by chromic oxide.
A diagnostic characteristic of demantoid is the inclusion of radiating fibres of byssolite (asbestos) fibres in a pattern described as a horse-tail.
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 The Collector
Garnet is the name for a group of related mineral species.
Spessartite garnet is ideochromatic, meaning that it is colored by a fundamental element in its composition.
This unusual purple pyrope-spessartite mixed garnet is in the private collection of William Larson.
www.collectorfinejewelry.com /buyers_guide_spessartite.htm   (836 words)

Garnet is a comprehensive user interface development environment in Lisp for X/11 (Display Postscript and Macintosh versions are in progress).
Typical applications created with Garnet include: drawing programs similar to Macintosh MacDraw, user interfaces for expert systems and other AI applications, box and arrow diagram editors, graphical programming languages, game user interfaces, simulation and process monitoring programs, user interface construction tools, CAD/CAM programs, etc. Garnet is in the public domain and is freely available.
The gestural mechanism in Garnet uses an algorithm that is trainable [Rubine 91a].
www.acypher.com /wwid/Chapters/10Garnet.html   (5440 words)

 Encyclopedia of Gemstones - Garnet. Garnet's color, characteristics of Garnet, varieties of Garnet, mystical power of ...
Garnets are a group of common silicate minerals that have similar crystal structures and chemical compositions.
Birthstone: The garnet is considered to be the birthstone for Capricornus (Goat): Dec. 22 - Jan. 19.
Garnets are said to have been used by Asiatic tribes in place of bullets.
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 Garnet Gemstone Information
Garnets are quite sturdy and resistant to everyday wear and tear, and uncomplicated to work into jewelry.
Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore Garnets for protection, as they were considered popular talismans and protective stones, because it was believed in those days that Garnets illuminate the night and prevent their wearer from any sort of evil.
The garnet is assigned to the planets Mars, Mercury and Pluto.
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 Amethyst Galleries - GARNET GROUP
Garnets as a group are relatively common in highly metamorphosed rocks and in some igneous formations.
Garnets do possess high indices of refraction, are hard enough, have pretty colors, are wonderfully transparent, lack cleavage and are durable; thus making good candidates for gemstones.
Garnets are greatly variable in colors and varieties, though, and many of these are both rare and beautiful, producing genuinely precious gemstones.
mineral.galleries.com /minerals/silicate/garnets.htm   (537 words)

 Birthstones | Birthday Jewelry | Traditional Birthstones | American Gem Society
Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend.
Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed.
Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites.
www.americangemsociety.org /birthstones.htm   (2134 words)

 CLiki : Garnet
Garnet is a user interface development environment and Graphics Toolkit for Common Lisp and X11 or Macintosh developed by the User Interface Software Group in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Garnet was originally developed at CMU (see the project home page), but they don't support it any more.
Garnet was also ported to Macintosh Common Lisp (MCL) and runs under MacOS 9.2 and earlier (MacOS X version of MCL is not available for testing).
www.cliki.net /Garnet   (767 words)

 January's Birthstones
Red garnets are the most common, but in fact, garnet comes in a wide variety of colours ranging from fl, green, clear and numerous shades of red.
Garnet was not only favored for its beauty, but also for the powers it was believed to have.
Garnets are not all that difficult to find if you know what you are looking for, though gem quality garnets are more rare.
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