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Definition of the noun almandite

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noun - plural: almandites

  1. a deep red garnet consisting of iron aluminum silicate
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of almandite: almandine
    • 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. [mineralogy] almandine

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Google previewPopular Gemology (2016)

by Richard M. Pearl

Almandite is the gem known for 2,000 years as carbuncle, and it has often been cut with a rounded top. This style of cutting...

The mineralogical spelling almandite is a scientific approach to uniform terminology ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Robert M. Shipley

Almandite is the mineralogical name.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

Precious garnet, almandite or almandine (so termed, it is said, from being cut at Alabanda in Carin, whence the appellation alabandicus employed by Pliny), essonito or cinnamon-stone, grossularite, grossularia, or gooseberry stone, and ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

by Jan W. Gooch

Garnet Abrasive \·gär-nәt-\ Almandite, a type of garnet mineral occurring in New York State, is used in coated abrasives. Hardness and toughness are increased by heat treating. It fractures along the cleavage planes of the crude crystals, and ...

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian J. McColm

Almandite is used in a variety of industrial applications mainly in the abrasives area because fracture is by lamella parting to give constant sharp edges. Naturally occurring large purple crystals of gem quality are found and can be cut or carved ...

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

by Benjamin Kendall Emerson

Almandite. Goshen, etc. The garnet characteristic of the Goshen and Conway schists, which has often been called melanite, is a common iron alumina garnet. The crystals have a curious and beautiful structure when seen in thin section.

Google previewDictionary of Geological Terms (1984)

by Robert Latimer Bates, Julia A. Jackson

Syn: almandite. alp 1. A high, rugged, steep-sided mountain , ...

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