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  • n. A neosilicate of manganese and aluminium having the garnet structure, with the chemical formula Mn32+Al2(SiO4)3.


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  • "spessartine," or "spessartite," from the district in which it is chiefly found, though its distribution is a fairly wide one.

    The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

  • These were inlaid with cut spessartine and pyrope.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • The prostitutes wore gold instead of gilt, rubies instead of spessartine, but they were just as naked, and they sold the same wares.

    Conan The Invincible

  • - Garnet is the name of a large family of gemstones that includes pyrope, grossular, andradite, spessartine, and almandine.



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