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mali garnet

Garnet from the African country of Mali that ranges from green to yellow to brown (though most often a greenish-yellow). The deposit of these Garnets was discovered in Mali in 1994, and their scientific classification is not clearly identified; they can be either Grossular or Andradite depending on their chemical composition. X-ray analysis has determined most of these Garnets to be an intermediary form of the Grossular / Andradite series, though closer in chemical structure to Grossular. Although this is a relatively new term, it has become extensively used in the gem trade.

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