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A friend has given me a small bag of river sand of a suspicious reddish color. Once examined in the microscope and separated some grains, we have some pretty almandine garnets.

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Nice find and image!
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Pretty!

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Excellent find.

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Wow! What a surprise! Was this regular river sand with a few rare crystals that you separated, or was it mostly crystals? I never knew that river sand could have such nice unweathered crystals.

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These must be pretty close to the source rock. Garnet isn't super soft but it rounds out pretty well with a bit of alluvial action.
Absolutely gorgeous photos. I need to try this some time.

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These are very neat--and great image!

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Lou Jost wrote:Wow! What a surprise! Was this regular river sand with a few rare crystals that you separated, or was it mostly crystals? I never knew that river sand could have such nice unweathered crystals.
Maybe the 70% of the sand are garnets. But I have separated a few good crystals. There were many fragments there.

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I would love to find sand like that!

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