Archive for the Garnet Group Category

Mineral Almandine

The chemical composition of the mineral Alamandine is indicated by the formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3, Iron Aluminum Silicate. This Alamandine belongs to the Silicates mineral class. Alamandine mineral is usually found in garnet schists, a metamorphic type of rock mostly of mica components. Alamandine is one of the iron aluminum garnets, along…

The Garnet Group of Minerals

The mineral group Garnet is composed of relatively common minerals. These minerals have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstone and abrasives. They are commonly found forming in highly metamorphosed rocks and also in some igneous formations. The crystals of Garnet minerals are usually formed under the high temperatures…

Mineral Grossular

The chemical composition of the mineral Grossular is indicated by the formula Ca3Al2(SiO4)3, a Calcium Aluminum Silicate. This Grossular belongs to the Silicates mineral class. Grossular is also a member of the Garnets group of minerals. Mineral Grossular is commonly used abrasive. It is also used for gemstone purposes and…

Mineral Andradite

The chemical composition of the mineral Andradite is indicated by the formula Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3, Calcium Iron Silicate. This mineral belongs to the Silicates mineral class. Andradite mineral is considered as the most abundant kind of garnet. It is specifically a calcium-iron garnet. Andradite minerals are formed in contact or regional metamorphic…