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[Article] Spessartite Garnet, Life in Orange


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Spessartite Garnet, Life in Orange
by Marlene A. Prost

The decade of the '90s put spessartite garnet on the map. Once a rare
collector’s gem, the brilliant orange garnet burst on the scene in
1991, when a deposit was discovered in the rugged mountains of
northwestern Namibia, and again in 1999, with a seemingly bottomless
find in the remote bushlands of Nigeria…

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