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Alteration of earlier alabandine, from Latin alabandina, from Alabanda, a town in Caria, a province of Asia Minor, where the mineral was found.

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almandine (countable and uncountable, plural almandines)

  1. (mineralogy) A type of garnet having a deep red color, inclining to purple, with the chemical formula Fe3Al2(SiO4)3.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society, published 2011, page 164:
      Almandine, the variety found here, is stable at temperatures of 540 to 900°C at a pressure of 200 GPa.

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  • David Barthelmy (1997–2024) “Almandine”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • almandine”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2024.

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  1. Alternative form of almaunden