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Id 33
Identification Type Mineral
Name Garnet
Distinguishing Features Isotropic
Heavy-mineral
Description Transparent colorless to rose or amber. Isotropic. Very high relief. Equant rounded grains are most common, but may also occur as etched and irregular grains. Cleavage absent. Occurs as smaller grains than other minerals in slide because of garnet's higher density.
Tags pink
brown
silicate
External Resources Garnet on MinDat
Imposters
Images
Unique Identification: Garnet
Site name: Reid Lake
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 630
Submitted by: Val Stanley
Notes: isotropic, note rounded hexagonal profile
Image Tags: rounded
Unique Identification: Garnet
Site name: Lake Van
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Val Stanley
Notes: none
Image Tags: hexagonal