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Naming Garnets

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    Naming Garnets 

    by W. Wm. Hanneman, Ph.D. 

    Paperback Booklet 25 pages (plus 2 fold-outs) 

    Dimensions (inches): 8.5 x 5.5 x .25 

    Self Published 2008 or later

    This booklet, put together by Dr. Hanneman, and based in part on a Sinkankas Symposium from 2008, deals with the classification and naming of the species and multiple varieties of Garnets, covering these properties:

    • Gemstone color
    • Chemical composition
    • Spectra (and use of the Spectroscope on Garnets)

    Centers on the major Garnet series from/to:

    • Pyrope
    • Grossular
    • Almandine
    • Spessartine
    • Andradite


    Discussion covers numerous varieties, including Chrome Pyrope and Arizona Anthill, Rhodolite, Rasberry Rhodolite, Maralambo, Color Change Garnet, Champagne Imperial Malaia, Mandarin, Kashmarine, Hollandine, Tsavorite, Melanite, Topazolite, Hessonite, and Mali, Grandite, and Demantoid.

    The booklet includes a cut-out of a colorful and informative Rosetta Stone of Garnets.  It folds into a 3D Tetrahedron, which you use as a study subject and reference source.  The finished assembly then diagrams colors and Refractive Indices of the Garnet series. 

    Our Review:

    If Garnets are your thing, you will really like this book, whether you are a jeweler or gemstone collector, or a gemologist/mineralogist furthering your education.



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