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Makabe village, Sakuragawa city, Ibaraki pref., Japan

This locality is closed to collecting.


Field of view: 20 mm. Almandine associated with muscovite. The trapezohedral red crystal is almandine. The surrounding platy white crystals are muscovite. The tiny transparent part with a vitreous luster at the right of almandine is quartz.

Recovered from a beryl-columbite subtype rare-element pegmatite in S-type (Ilumenite-series) granite. Formed in the middle Paleocene (60 Ma).

Garnet from this location was described in 1885.

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