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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 previewFaceted Gems - A Historical Article on the Methods and Equipment Used in Lapidary (2014)

by Pearl, Richard M

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 (cabochon) is itself at times wrongly called carbuncle, but the latter word should be applied only to a red garnet so fashioned. The mineralogical spelling almandite is a scientific approach to uniform terminology. That amazing optical instrument, the spectroscope (Fig. 47), which reveals the intimate secrets of chemistry, shows a typical iron absorption spectrum in ...

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 ( cabochon) is itself at times wrongly called carbuncle, but the latter word should be applied only to a red garnet so fashioned. The mineralogical spelling almandite is a ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Robert M. Shipley

Almandite is the mineralogical name. Purple variety of spinel is, rarely, called almandine, but more correctly. almandine spinel. (2) As an adjective a color designation meaning purplishred or purplered, as in almandine spinel. almandine sapphire.

Google previewSteel Rolling Technology Handbook (2006)

by NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers

Of the several kinds of garnet known, the one called almandite is the best for abrasive coatings. It is much harder and sharperthan flint and, when broken down, breaks into crystals with many cutting edges. Other natural abrasives are emery and corundum. The two manufactured abrasives that have wide application are silicon carbide and aluminum oxide. Types of backing include paper, cloth, fiber, paper cloth, cloth fiber, and plastic.

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 the resulting grains have very sharp edges. Garnet Lac n Form of shellac prepared from sticklac by a special refining process. The term ''garnet'' is merely an indication of the deep red color of the material when dissolved in alcohol. Garnet Paper ...

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 ...

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. Commencing at the center, six radial bands of quartz grains extend outward in the clear material, and ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Composite Materials (2006)

by Andreas Mortensen

almandite with a chemical formula of Fe cal 3Al2(SiO4) is formula B7.5–8.5 ...

Google previewLexicon of Geologic Names of the United States (1938)

(including Alaska) by Mary Grace Wilmarth

Garnets of a red almandite type occur all through the frn. Is believed to 932 LEXICON of GEOLOGIC NAMEs of UNITED STATES.

Google previewDictionary of Composite Materials Technology (1995)

by Stuart M. Lee

Garnet Abrasive Almandite, a type of ...

Google previewZell's Popular Encyclopedia (1869)

A Universal Dictionary of English Language, Science, Literature, and Art by Leo de Colange

clear red, like Burgundy wine in shade, is the true precious G , which is either pyrope or almandite. The Latin name oarbtmculux, front carbo, coal.alludes to the internal ilrelike color and refiection. G. is found very common in mica-schist. gneies, chloriteschis t, syeuitic gneiss, and hornblende. Alsoin granite, syenite, and sometimes in other rocks. 0. occurs in many localities in this country. Pnlverized G. is sometimes used as ...

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