Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring

Mineral Name: Almandine

Composition: Iron aluminum silicate

Nomenclature: Named after Alabanda, a town in ancient Asia Minor.

Industrial Uses: Semi-precious gemstone, abrasive (garnet paper).

Additional Notes: A member of the Garnet group of minerals. Also referred to as almandite; however, the name almandine is preferred.

Bulgaria : Scott 3901 : 10 leva : 20 Nov 1995

Almandine (garnet)

French Southern and Antarctic Territories : Scott 183 : 1.00 franc : 1 Jan 1993

Almandine (garnet)