Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Garnet


Mineral Name: Garnet

Composition: Silicates containing one or more of: calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, aluminum, chromium, titanium, vanadium, and zirconium

Nomenclature: Named after the Latin word "granatum" which means "pomegranite" because the crystals resemble pomegranite seeds.

Industrial Uses: Abrasives (garnet paper), gemstones.

Additional Notes: Garnet is a group of chemically- and structurally-related minerals. The major types of garnet are: pyrope, almandine, spessartine, uvarovite, grossular, and andradite. Other minor members of the Garnet group of minerals exist which are based upon chemical variations and impurities.



Azerbaijan : Scott 421 : 15 manat : 15 Jun 1994

Andradite (garnet)



Bulgaria : Scott 3901 : 10 leva : 20 Nov 1995

Almandine (garnet)



Canada : Scott 1440 : 42 cents : 21 Sep 1992

Grossular (garnet)



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

Almandine (garnet)



Kenya : Scott 109 : 5 shillings : 13 Dec 1977

Rhodolite (garnet)



Kenya : Scott 112 : 40 shillings : 13 Dec 1977

Grossular (garnet)



Switzerland : Scott B275 : 30+10 centimes : 31 May 1958

Garnet