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I have a few questions I would like to know about the mineral pyrope. I have found around fifty rocks were i live, with what I believe to be pyrope embedded in them. I am not certain that it is pyrope but from the pictures and information i have looked at i really think it is. I would really like to know how to distinguish pyrope from other minerals that look like it. I would also like to know if it is worth anything, and if there is company or individual person that buys pyrope.I really enjoy going out and looking for pyrope and would greatly appreciate any information you could give to me. Thank You Tanner Govig

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asked Feb 23, 2012 by rockandmineral (320 points)

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Tanner, Can you post any pictures and describe the locality/environment where you found this material?

answered Mar 1, 2012 by hershel (45,540 points)
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Hey i can give you some pictures i have sent them to the website answers@minerals.net i hope this is the right place to have sent them if it is not will you let me know the correct place or site to send them thanks.

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answered Mar 7, 2012 by rockandmineral (320 points)
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Pictures have been added.

answered Mar 7, 2012 by yohaas (1,030 points)
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I found all these rock specimens approximately 40 miles east of Williston North Dakota. I have found most of them along the shore of Lake Sakakawea, and up in the hills within a mile of the lake. The beach has alot of sand an many other varieties of rocks, and I found what I think is pyrope throughout all the other rocks. I hope this helps someone give me the answers I am looking for, and if anyone has more questions I would be more than happy to answer them.

answered Mar 9, 2012 by rockandmineral (320 points)
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It definitely looks like some form of garnet - almandine or pyrope, though not sure which one. What is the rock top and geological setting it is found in? Pyrope and almandine can also be so similar that they are impossible to distinguish without complex tests.

answered Mar 9, 2012 by hershel (45,540 points)
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What do you mean by: What is the rock top and geological setting it is found in? If you could just explain that a little better for me, cause i am not quite sure what you are asking. If you could just clear that up for me I will see what i can do to answer that question.

answered Mar 10, 2012 by rockandmineral (320 points)
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What I mean is what is the rock type that the garnet is found in. Is it igneous (i.e. pegmatite, kimberlite), metamorphic (i.e. schist, skarn) etc? Or do you have no idea?

answered Mar 11, 2012 by hershel (45,540 points)
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I REALLY DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS ANY WAY FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO TELL COULD YOU LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT AND THEN LET YOU KNOW. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND TRYING TO HELP ME OUT.

answered Mar 12, 2012 by rockandmineral (320 points)
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HAHA WORKS FOR ME SO THERE IS A MARKET FOR PYROPE? DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON WHO BUYS PYROPE AND WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE IT SELLS FOR.

answered Mar 13, 2012 by rockandmineral (320 points)

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