almandine

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Almandine

Alteration of earlier alabandine, from Latin alabandina, from Alabanda, a town in Caria, a province of Asia Minor, where the mineral was found.

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almandine (countable and uncountable, plural almandines)

  1. (mineralogy) A type of garnet having a deep red color, inclining to purple, with the chemical formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 164:
      Almandine, the variety found here, is stable at temperatures of 540 to 900°C at a pressure of 200 GPa.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Almandine” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • almandine”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.

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Adjective[edit]

almandine

  1. Alternative form of almaunden

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