|Tsavorite Garnet, Grossularite Gemstone Information.
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Tsavorite Garnet (grossular garnet) comes from the garnet species grossularite, taken from grossularia, the genus name for gooseberry. It was orginally found in Tsavo National Park in Kenya and appeared on the market in 1970.
ENHANCEMENT CODE N
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Refractive Index 1.74
Hardness = 7-7.5 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity =3.61
Species - Grossularite
Optic Character - Single Refraction.
Phenomena - None
WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Usually safe
Heat: Fair-poor; temperature changes may
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid
Crystal system: Isometric, rhombic, dodecahedrons, icositetrahedron.
Sri Lanka, Kenya, Tanzania, Brazil, India
|November||Topaz or Citrine|
|December||Blue Topaz or Zircon|
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