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