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2012-01-23 14:03:33

Kimberlites are magmatic rocks that form deep in the Earth’s interior and are brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions.

2011-08-02 08:00:00

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2005-05-26 10:58:09

The Garnet group of minerals show crystals with a habit of dodecahedrons and trapezohedrons. They are nesosilicates with the same general formula, A3B2(SiO4)3. The chemical elements in garnet include calcium, magnesium, aluminium, iron2+, iron3+, chromium, manganese, and titanium. Garnets show no cleavage and a dodecahedral parting. Fracture is conchoidal to uneven; some varieties are very tough and are valuable for abrasive purposes. Hardness is 6.5 - 7.5, specific gravity is 3.1 - 4.3,...

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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
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