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Chinese Name:黑石榴石
English Name: Black Garnet, Andradite Garnet, Melanite
Chemical Composition:Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 Calcium Iron Silicate
Crystal System:Cubic
Hardness:6.5 - 7.5
SG:3.4 - 4.6
RI:1.88 - 1.94 (Single refraction)
Related Chakra:Root
Birthstone:January
Colour:Black
 
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Functions:
1. Related to root chakra, enhance the reproductive system.
2. Helps in beauty, young looking.
3. Avoid the negative energy.
4. Improve skin problems.
   
General care:
 
1. The gem is durable enough for everyday wear.
2. Cleaning: Use lukewarm plain water, mild soap and a soft brush to scrub behind the stone where dirt can collect.

Garnet Group Name Composition Colour Inclusion Locality

Aluminium
Group

Pyralspite series
Pyrope Garnet
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Mg3Al2 (SiO4)3
Magnesium Aluminium Silicate
Red, purplish-
red (iron or chromium cause colour)
Needle-like crystal.
Often free
from
inclusions
South Africa
Sri Lanka
USA
Rhodolite
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(Mg,Fe)3Al2(SiO4)3 Purplish-
red (iron or chromium cause colour)
Needle-like crystal.
Often free
from
inclusions
South Africa
Sri Lanka
USA

Alamandine Garnet
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Fe3Al2(SiO4)3
Iron Aluminium Silicate
Brownish to purplish-red,
pale to deep mauve. (4 or 6-rayed stars.)
Stress cracks (zircon
hales),
needle-like rutiles are characteristic
inclusions.
(4 or 6-rayed
stars.)
Brazil
India
Sri Lanka

Spessartine Garnet

Spessartite
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Mn3Al2(SiO4)3
Manganese Aluminium Silicate
Yellowish-
orange, red, brownish-red.
  Brazil
Myanmar
Sri Lanka

Calcium Group

Ugrandite series


Grossular Garnet

Grossularite
  Ca3Al2(SiO4)3
Calcium Aluminium Silicate
Brownish-
yellow to brownish-red, orange
   
Hessonite

Cinnamon stone

Kaneel stone
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  Brownish-
yellow to brownish-red, orange
A granular internal appearance is caused by the progusion of rounded crystals
(they may be apatite, calcite or zircon)
Sri Lanka
Brazil
India
Canada
Madagascar
Tanzania
USA
Green grossular

Tsavorite

Tsavolite


  Bright bluish-green to yellowish-
green. Vanadium
& chromium are the probable
cause of the colour.
 

Kenya
Madagascar
Tanzania

Leuco Garnet   Clourless
variety
  Canada
Mexico
Tanzania
Hydrogrossular
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  Opaque greenish variety   South Africa
Burma
Zambia

Calcium Group


Andradite Garnet
  Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3
Calcium Iron Silicate
     
Demantoid
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  Green and
yellow-green. Chromium is colouring
element.
Radiating aggregates
of a fibrous mineral - horsetail inclusion. Russian demantoid
Russia
Namibia

Melanite
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  Opaque black variety   Germany
France
Italy
Colorado
Topazolite   Yellow to
lemon yellow, topaz-like variety.
  Switzerland
Italy
California
Uvarovite
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  Ca3Cr2(SiOr)3
Calcium chromium silicate
Emerald-green   Finland 
India
Canada
Poland
Russia
California
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