Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Almandine

Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates

Chemical Formula: Fe3Al2Si3O12

Hardness: 6.5-7.5

Crystal System: Cubic (Isometric)

Colour: Deep red to black

Typical Appearance: Usually dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn and Aquarius

Chakra Alignment: Root

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: From Alabanda in Turkey, an ancient gem cutting centre.

Additional Information

In addition to the general properties of Garnet, Almandine Garnet facilitates meditation, giving a feeling of inner expansion. It energises from the Root Chakra up, and helps to eliminate unhealthy inhibitions. It can be used as an aid in transformation.