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Garnet Information
Garnet Rough stoneGarnet is a popular gemstone used in jewellery due to its hardness and durability. There are about 5 varieties of Garnet, which distinguish the colour of each stone. In Australia mostly Pyrope and Aimandine varieties are found; Pyrope, which is blood-red to black and Aimadine, which is brownish-red to black. Other varieties are rarely found in Australia.
Garnet Fields
Garnet in various forms can be found in many sites throughout Australia, two of the most prolific sites are the "Harts Range" area in the Northern Territory and Fullarton River in Queensland.
Where to Find Garnet
Queensland
Northern Territory






Garnet Properties
Chemistry
Aluminium Silicate Group
Crystal System
Cubic
Hardness
6.5 - 7.5
Refractive Index
1.73 - 1.88
Specific Gravity
3.65 - 4.2
Lustre
Resiness to Glossy
January Birthstone - Garnet
Garnet
It i s said that Garnet was used to teach patience and constancy and develop love and compassion. They also can calm anger, particularly anger directed towards the self. Garnets have an affinity with Aquarius, Leo, Aries, Scorpio and Capricorn, see the Zodiac Chart.
Garnet can also be given for the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary.


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