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VIII - Nesosilicates (Garnet Group)
Crystal habit of Pyrope

Name   Pyrope
Chemistry   Mg3Al2[SiO4]3
Hardness   6.5 - 7.5
Lustre   vitreous - greasy
Colour   blood red, rarely black
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   3.5
Crystal habit   isometric, crystals often rounded grains
Cleavage, Fracture   fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   commonly in ultrabasic magmatic rocks

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