The crystal structure of
Garnet
A view of the garnet crystal structure (pyrope) down the [111] axis of the unit cell.


The image was generated using the program Xtaldraw. The basic data set that was used to construct the image is shown on the left. Note that the data was entered in "free format" with a minimal amount of structural information. Registered users of the program will receive detailed instructions for setting up a data set for any crystal structure or molecule.

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pyrope: Novak and Gibbs, Am Min 56 (1971)791-825
The crystal chemistry of the silicate garnets
natural sample, Py
11.459 11.459 11.459 90 90 90 Ia3d
Si
.375 0 .25 2
Al
0 0 0 2.5
Mg
.125 0 .25 3
anion
O
.03285 .05015 .65335

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Xtaldraw | Quartz | Left/Right handed quartz | Silicate Structures | Garnet Sample data file


June 26, 1996 - 1997, Kurt L. Bartelmehs