Almandine Garnet Meaning & Properties

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Properties of Almandine Garnet

Garnet may be found in a variety of forms, the most common of which being almandine. Almandine is an important gemstone that is a member mineral of the Garnet group. The term "garnet" refers to the group name for a collection of minerals that are closely linked to one another and make notable gemstones.

Mineral Group

Nesosilicates

Cleavage

None

Chemical Composition 

 Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3    

Fracture 

Conchoidal

Luster

Vitreous

Diaphaneity

Transparent to translucent

Color

Deep red, brownish red, red-violet, black

Streak

Colorless

Mohs Hardness

6.5 - 7.5

Specific Gravity

3.5 - 4.3

Diagnostic Properties

Hardness, specific gravity, isometric crystal form, lack of cleavage

Crystal System

Isometric

Uses

Waterjet cutting granules, abrasive blasting granules, filtration granules, abrasive grits and powders, gemstones

Chakras

Root and Heart Chakras

Zodiac

Capricorn

Numerical Vibration

11

Metaphysical Uses 

All crystals contain energy that can be used to amplify your own intentions and manifestations through meditation and daily wear.

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