garnet

Garnet: The Most Ancient Talisman

When crushed, it breaks into angular pieces that give sharp edges for cutting and sanding. Little granules of uniform size are bonded to paper to create a reddish color sandpaper that is extensively made use of in woodworking shops. Garnet is also crushed, screened to specific sizes, and sold as abrasive granules and powders. In the United States, New York and Idaho have been critical sources of industrial garnet for abrasives. Almandine garnet is the most widespread type of garnet and tends to make up the bulk of the desirable red stones that have made garnet so popular over time....