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WGI Heavy Minerals

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WGI Heavy Minerals Incorporated produces almandine variety garnet at its mine in southeastern India.

Almandine garnet is a chemically inert nonmetallic mineral that is quite common in the natural environment. It is found in trace amounts in most river and beach sands and is known for its hardness and durability. The high levels of hardness and toughness make almandine garnet ideal for many abrasive applications, Its high specific gravity as well as its chemical and abrasive resistance make almandine garnet ideal for filtration. Almandine garnet is also a popular semi-precious gem and is the birthstone for January.

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WGI Heavy Minerals
Bengal Bay Garnet
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Standard Packaging Option

25 kg and 1 metric ton bags

Grain Shape

Blocky, sub-angular to sub-rounded grains (uncrushed)

Certifications and Approvals

California Air Resource Board, MIL-A-22262B (SH) and QPL-22262

Water Solubility

Insoluble under standard conditions. (20° distilled water)


7.5-8.0 per Moh's scale

Acid Solubility

< 1%

Specific Gravity

4.0 - 4.1

Chloride Content

< 25 PPM

Melting Point

1315 ºC

Free Silica Content

< 0.5%

Available Sizes

#8/12 - #120 mesh (U.S standard screen)


Deep Red
Reddish Brown

Typical Chemical Analysis
  • Silicon Dioxide - (SiO2) - 35%
  • Ferric Oxide -(Fe2O3) - 33%
  • Aluminum Oxide - (Al2O3) - 23%
  • Magnesium Oxide -(MgO) - 7%
  • Calcium Oxide - (CaO) - 1%
  • Manganese Oxide - (MnO) - 1%

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