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50003GGAR • Grossularite (Green Garnet) Tumbles • Medium |

Grossular is a calcium aluminum silicate, often occurring with Iron, Manganese, or Chromium replacing some Aluminum. It is a type Garnet. Out of all GarnetsGrossular has the most color variety. occurring in most colors except blue. Grossular is often dark in color, but can even be white or colorless. 


Although Grossular may not be as well known as Almandine and Pyrope, it does have outstanding gem varieties, including rare emerald green Tsavorite and orange to orange-brown Hessonite.


Originally named "cinnamon stone" ("Kanelstein" in German) in 1803 by Abraham Gottlob Werner. This stone was renamed Grossularite by Werner in 1808, named for the color of gooseberries (Ribes grossularium). However, use of the name Grossularite for the mineral has been discouraged by the International Mineralogical Association.


Grossular is also known as Green Garnet, Viluite, and Wiluite.


Grossularite (Green Garnet) Tumbles

SKU: 50003GGAR
  • Grossularite

    • Tumbled
    • Natural; Polished
      Country of Origin: Ligama Hill, Morogoro Region, Tanzania, South Africa
    • Package Quantity: 1 stone
    • 50003GGAR Medium
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