Garnet Rock Mineral Specimen in Mica Schist 3-4 Inch w Info Card
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Garnet Rock in Mica Schist 3-4 Inch
Information Card IncludedGarnet is the name of a group of differently colored minerals with similar chemical compositions. The name garnet is derived from the Latin word granatum, meaning pomegranate, because of the crystal's red color and seed-like shape. This particular garnet is named Almandine, Fe3+2Al2(SiO4)3, iron aluminum silicate, and is still in the mica schist matrix in which it was formed.
During the Middle Ages, garnet was regarded as the gem of faith, truth and constancy. Findings of garnet beads and inlaid work indicate widespread use of this gem in Egypt as far back as 3100 BC. Today the chief use of garnet is still gemstones and jewelry making.
Picture is representative of the specimen you will receive. Each rock is unique and will vary in shape, size and appearance. No two rocks will be exactly alike.
Quantity: 1 Garnet Mica in Schist
Origin: South America
Ages 8 and older