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Industrial garnet

July 12, 2013

Garnet has been used as a gemstone since the Bronze Age. However, garnet’s angular fractures, relatively high hardness and specific gravity, chemical inertness and nontoxicity make it ideal for many industrial applications. It is also free of crystalline silica and can be recycled.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2013
Title Industrial garnet
Authors D.W. Olson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Series Number
Index ID 70046549
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center