|Derivation:||From "granatum" (Late Latin) pomegranate|
|Description:||Translucent polyhedral crystal. The best known colour is a deep red, perhaps with a purple tinge, but they can be green, brown, yellow or black.|
These specimens are partly covered with mica.
These specimens are polished. They are very dark, but the light shining through shows red.
However, garnet can be green, as in this polished specimen.
These are crystals in their natural matrix.
Single opaque crystals.