Garnet Photos    
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Roger Weller, geology instructor    copyright 2011-R.Weller

garnet-trapezohedron crystal
     One of the most common crystal shapes for the garnet family of minerals is a

rounded crystal with 24 faces.  Each of the faces is close to the shape of a trapezoid

and so this crystal shape is called a trapezohedron.

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Photo is copyright free for non-commercial educational uses.
Just credit photo to R.Weller/Cochise College.