Garnet; Origin and Gemstone Sources

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Garnet is found all over the world. Different types of garnet occur in different locations. The following shows the type of garnet and place where it is usually found:

Pyrope: China, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the USA.
Pyrope (rhodolite): Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the USA.
Almandite: Brazil, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and the USA. Smaller deposits exist in Austria and the Czech Republic. Almandine garnet star-stones are found in India and the USA.
Spessartite: Brazil, China, Kenya, Madagascar, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and the USA. The best specimens come from Namibia and are called “Mandarin spessartine (spessartite)”.
Grossularite (hydrogrossular): Myanmar (Burma), South Africa and Zambia.
Grossularite (hessonite): Brazil, Canada, Madagascar, India, Tanzania and the USA.
Grossularite (leuco garnet): Canada, Mexico and Tanzania.
Grossularite (tsavorite): Kenya and Tanzania.
Andradite (demantoid): Russia, China, Korea, USA and Zaire.
Andradite (melanite): France, Germany, Italy and the USA.
Andradite (topazolite): Italy, Switzerland and the USA.
Uvarovite: Canada, Finland, India, Poland, Russia and the USA.

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