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Definition of the noun almandine

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noun - plural: almandines

  1. a purple variety of the ruby spinel
  2. a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of almandine: almandite
    • more generic word: garnet = any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

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  1. [mineral] A deep red color, inclining to purple, mineral belonging to the garnet group with chemical formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3.

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Google previewThe Mineral Kingdom (1912)

by Reinhard Brauns

Almandine is a dark-red garnet which in chemical composition is an iron-aluminiumgarnet. The colour often shows a tinge of bluish- violet, though it ...

Google previewJewelry & Gems for Self-discovery (2008)

Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul by Shakti Carola Navran

Almandine mars î, venus Û, mercury ò, neptune • Almandine is a red garnet with a slight violet tint. The form of its crystallization gives it a kind of round crystal ball appearance. If you can find one, it is a nice stone to have in your pocket to play ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Almandine is the modern gem the carbuncle, although in Pliny's time this term was used for almost any red stone. The term carbuncle is derived from the Latin carbunculus, meaning a little spark. The name almandine is a corruption of Alabanda, a locality in the Middle East where, in ancient times, these red...

Chemically almandine is an iron-aluminum garnet corresponding to the formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3.

Google previewRock-Forming Minerals: Orthosilicates, Volume 1A (1982)

by William Alexander Deer, Robert Andrew Howie, J. Zussman

Almandine Fef Ai2[Si3oi2] Chemistry Almandine is the commonest species in the garnet group. Almandine garnets generally also contain appreciable amounts of both the pyrope and spessartine molecules and may have important amounts of ...

Google previewHarper's Magazine (1871)

by Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells

The almandine is a yellow garnet, highly valued. They are found in the Tyrol. A fine garnet is a stone not to be lightly esteemed. The emerald was first in the second row on Vou XUL— No. 9U8.-1 5 the breast-plate worn by the Hebrew ...

Google previewSemi-Precious Stones - A Historical Article on Agate, Amber, Amethyst and Many Other Varieties of Gemstones (2014)

by Streeter, Edwin W

The Almandine is a beautiful stone of rich claret colour, and is the most esteemed of the whole family of Garnets. It is the stone which is generally employed for Carbuncles. The difference between a Carbuncle and a Garnet is simply that the ...

Google previewHarper's New Monthly Magazine (1871)

The almandine is a yellow garnet, highly valued. They are found in the Tyrol. A fine garnet is a stone not to be lightly esteemed. The emerald was first in the second row on \'ot. XLlL-No. m—l 5 the earliest times been highly esteemed.

Google previewMinerals and Rocks

The most common garnet, which occurs in metamorphic rocks and has a reddish brown colour, is called almandine (Fe3Al2[SiO4]3). This occurs in metamorphosed Al - rich rocks, the most usual of which are clay - rich sediments which have ...

Google previewThe Earth Through Time (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Almandine is an iron alumina garnet, of deep red color, inclining to purple. Alpha particle: Alpha particles consist of two protons and two.

Google previewPetrology, Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Almandine is an iron alumina garnet, of deep red color, inclining to purple. Andradite is a species of the garnet group. It is a nesosilicate, with formula Ca3FeZSi3O12. Extinction Glaucophane Grossular Jadeite Metamorphic facies Andradite ...

Google previewUltimate Explorers Field Guide: Rocks and Minerals (2016)

by Nancy Honovich

stallopshell RED, sometimes wnhapinkor purple Tini Almandine is the most Common. Garnet and Pyrope.

Google previewA Manual of Precious Stones and Antique Gems (1874)

by Hodder Michael Westropp

The almandine is an alumina iron garnet of a beautiful -violet or amethystine tint. The word " almandine" is said to be a corruption of Pliny's alabandine, a term applied to the garnet from its being cut and polished at Alabanda. The essonite, or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Science (2009)

by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky

Almandine is the most common garnet in regional metamorphic mica schists from the amphibolite through granulite grades. Spessartine or spessartine-almandine is commonly found in granitic pegmatites, whereas grossular garnet forms ...

Google previewGem and Stone (2012)

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky by Jenifer Altman

Almandine is the most abundant type and pyrope is the type most often associated with the word garnet, as it displays the dark and often violet-red used in the gem trade. Demantoid and tsavorite are two green varieties that are highly prized in ...

Google previewDana's Minerals and How to Study Them (After Edward Salisbury Dana) (1998)

by Cornelius S. Hurlbut, W. Edwin Sharp

Almandine is the common garnet, occurring with biotite and feldspar in most schists and gneisses. Spessartine. which occurs with cblorite and actinolite, is also found in schists but usually those of lower grade. It is also the garnet commonly ...

Google previewCambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils (1999)

by A. Bishop, A. Woolley, W. Hamilton, Natural History Museum (London, England)

Almandine is the common gamet of schists and gneisses; spessartine occurs in low grade metamorphic rocks, oarticularly if they contain manganese, and in some granites and pegmatites. Uvarovite is the rarest of the six gamet varieties listed ...

Google previewIndustrial Minerals & Rocks (2006)

Commodities, Markets, and Uses by Jessica Elzea Kogel

India Almandine is a common constituent of both the granitic rocks of the interior highlands and of the heavy mineral beach and stream deposits found along the southern and eastern coasts. India has become a major world supplier of garnet ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

almandine absorption — altered diamond Formula: 8[Fe3Al2(SiO4)3]. Luster: vitreous to resinous. Streak: white. Colors: purplish to deep red, violet-red and black. Diaphaneity: transparent. Fracture: conchoidal to even. Brittle. Cleavage: none.

Google previewA Healers Gemstone Dictionary (2016)

Gemstone Quick Reference by Nithya Tiwari

Almandine is known as a Stone of Tangible Truth. It helps the wearer to manifest desires in the physical world. Its energy helps alleviate panic attacks, fear and worry. The wearer is able to maintain a calm connection to the present and be ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Names of Minerals Including Their History and Etymology (1896)

by Albert Huntington Chester

ALLEY STONE 7 ALMANDINE month), f. Allemont, France, its locality. A native compound of arsenic and antimony found in lustrous musses. ALLEY STONE. H. W. Brisiow. 1861, Brist., Gloss-., 8, probably f. Halle, Prussia, one of its principal ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Solid Earth Sciences (2009)

by Philip Kearey

Almandine, Fe32+Al2Si3O12, is the most common species in the group, though it generally contains appreci' able amounts of both magnesium and manganese partially replacing Fezl”. The distribution of magnesium and iron between ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ALMANDINE—ALMAS. Equally celebrated is the Berlin Ephemeris, long under the superintendence of Prof. Encke. Another kind of A., very numerous in Germany, France, and Britain, belongs rather to the class of Annuals, in the interest of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Crystals (2007)

by Judy Hall

Almandine Garnet Crystal system Chemistry Hardness Source Chakra Number Zodiac sign Planet Beneficial for Cubic Complex 6—7.5 Europe, USA (Arizona and New Mexico), South Africa, Australia Base, sacral, heart, crown 1 Virgo, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

The index minerals occurring in *pelites in order of increasing grade are: chlorite, biotite, almandine garnet, staurolite, kyanite, sillimanite. A line drawn on a map representing the first appearance of a particular index mineral is termed an ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia britannica (1910)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

For the Nautical Almanac and similar publications, see EFHEMERIS, ALMANDINE, or ALUANDITE, a name applied to certain kinds of precious garnet, being apparently a corruption of alabandicus, which is the name applied by Pliny to a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Chemistry, Practical and Theoretical. By J. C. Booth ... assisted by C. Morfit (1853)

ALMANDINE. Min. See GAnNET. ALMANDINE RUBY. Min. See SPINEL. ALMOND. Syn. Ger. Mandel; Fr. Amande. The drupe (nut) of the Amygdalus communis, from Barbary and Syria, and cultivated in the south of Europe, of which there are ...

Google previewA Mineralogical Lexicon of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts (1895)

by Benjamin Kendall Emerson

One mile south of Thorp's, now Pomoroy's, the first house on the river road coming from Westfield, perfect forms 2 O 2, abundant and Very large black almandine garnets from a granite vein. This locality has been largely worked by Mr. Daniel ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2013)

by Ernest Weekley

almandine. Kind of garnet. Earlier alahan- dine, L. alahandina, from Alahanda, city of Caria. A poet, word (Beddoes, Tennyson, Browning) hut app. never in general use.

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