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Garnet Specimen, Approx. 1" (3cm)

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  • Garnet sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Formed under high pressure and temperature deformation
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Often used in abrasives such as sandpaper
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage

Garnet forms under intense heat and pressure conditions, making it a common mineral in mountainous terranes. Garnet comes in a variety of shapes and colors - this specimen is massive, and a deep red color. Good for lessons on metamorphic facies, silicate minerals, and for general mineral identification exercises. Samples are approximately 1" in length and come in a labeled plastic bag.