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Wwoofa

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Garnet
« on: May 05, 2012, 11:54:14 AM »
Hi,
This month's "Gem of the Month" is .... Garnet.

Feel free to add more info & pics.  If anyone has any questions specifically about Garnet then this is a good place to post them. 

People with facetting designs or hints etc may also like to add that info here?

You might like to change your "Gem of the Month" votes now that this one has been covered.

General Information:

Here are a few useful links that should cover all of the main information.

Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnet
Mindat - http://www.mindat.org/min-10272.html
Minerals.Net - http://www.minerals.net/gemstone/garnet.aspx

Fossicking Locations:

Garnet can be found in many locations around Australia.  Here are a few of the main locations where you can find gem quality Garnet.

QLD - Fullarton River

Excellent (Rhodolite?) Garnets can be found in the Cloncurry area on the Maronan Station near the Fullarton River. 
They are generally a "purplish-red" colour.

Here's some info & a map etc ...
http://gemfossicking.com.au/fullarton_river.html#

Here's a video ...
Digging for Fullarton River Garnets

NT - Hart's Range

Excellent dark reddish-brown Almandine Garnets can be found at Hart's Range.

Here's some good info & maps etc ...
http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Minerals_Energy/index.cfm?header=Harts%20Range%20West

NSW - Yarrow Creek

At many locations along Yarrow Creek (east of Glen Innes) you can find dark red (Pyrope?) Garnets.

Here's some previously posted pics ...

Rough Garnet from Fullarton River


Cut Garnet from Fullarton River



Rough Garnet from Hart's Range


Cut Garnet from Hart's Range


Cut Garnet from Hart's Range



15ct Garnet from Yarrow Creek


Cut Garnet from Yarrow Creek


Cut Garnet from Yarrow Creek
« Last Edit: March 28, 2024, 10:14:50 AM by RoughCreations »

Wwoofa

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Re: Garnet
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 10:48:50 AM »
Here's a very interesting article about the Thackaringa garnets ....

http://brokenhillmineralclub.wikispaces.com/file/view/Thackaringa+Article.pdf

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Re: Garnet
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »
you can allso find it in the granite rocks around beachworth vic but thay are not clear  :) just nice to keep them the way you found them not facetable
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Re: Garnet
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2024, 11:13:38 AM »
For any garnet lovers out there, this 3D graphic by 3D geological artist Lina JakaitÄ— nicely illustrates the colour and solid-solution series chemistry of the garnet group. If you would like a high resolution copy suitable for printing as a poster and wish to support the artist, please visit: https://linajakaite.gumroad.com/l/SSYxH

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« Last Edit: March 26, 2024, 11:23:00 AM by RoughCreations »
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Re: Garnet
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2024, 01:56:47 AM »
My attempt at a star.

 

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