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- n. Grossularite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining too, or resembling, a gooseberry.
- n. A translucent garnet of a pale green color like that of the gooseberry; -- called also grossularite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or resembling a gooseberry: as, grossular garnet.
- n. A variety of garnet found in Siberia: so named from its green color, resembling that of the gooseberry.
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The more common variety is called grossular comes from the Greek meaning, because it's inferior jardness, zircon, hessonite on yellow crystals.
However, in the excavation layers at Tepe Düzen and in the virgin soil on top of the limestone and limestone breccia bedrock, many special minerals such as grossular (a garnet), tourmaline and magnetite (an iron ore) are found.
It is also possible that the grossular minerals were likewise used, in the production of ornamental materials and jewelry.
This name originates from the grossular geese in reference to:
- Garnet is the name of a large family of gemstones that includes pyrope, grossular, andradite, spessartine, and almandine.
This year’s excavations at Tepe Düzen started with two sondages on the eastern part of the plateau, in order to find the origin and the use of the metal ores (magnetite and cassiterite) and semi-precious stones (beryl and grossular) that were found at Tepe Düzen last year.