Garnet – Ca3Al2Si3O12 – Grossular

Garnet

The Garnet structure consists of linked AO8, BO4 and MO6 polyhedra. A and B are usually di- and tri-positive cations. The 8 co-ordinate site can accommodate Lanthanide ions, such as Yttrium.

 

Garnet – Y3Al5O12

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