Identifying Garnet Rocks

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Garnets are a specific type of mineral that is most commonly found in metamorphic rocks, and they come in different colors and sizes depending on their chemical composition. Discover how garnets are examples of a fairly hard mineral with help from a lab manager and research scientist in this free video on identifying rocks.

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Hi my name is Jane Stammer coming from the Colorado School of Mines and I'm here to answer questions on classifying garnets. Garnets are a specific type of mineral most commonly found in metamorphic rocks. They come in different colors and sizes depending on their chemical composition and where they are found. This is an example of an almondine garnet and this is a very typical type of garnet. The color and the crystal faces are typical of what you might find in a garnet. It's a pretty hard mineral, that's one way to tell if it is in fact a garnet. And because garnets are mostly found in metamorphic rocks, they're a good indicator of different temperatures and depths that the specific rocks they were found in were formed. And that is how to classify a garnet.

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