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Garnets from the Upper Swat Hornblendic Group, Swat District, Pakistan. Part I: Garnets from gneisses and pegmatites

  • Zulfiqar Ahmed (a1) and Shafeeq Ahmed (a1)

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Chemical analyses of eleven garnets from orthogneisses and related pegmatites, belonging to the Upper Swat Hornblendic Group, Pakistan, are presented along with the petrographic descriptions of the host rocks. The garnets show dominant almandine content, followed by grossular pyrope, spessartine, and andradite, in order of relative abundance. One garnet sample is different from the rest in having higher andradite and spessartine contents and higher refractive index, and is also different in habit. This is the first detailed study of garnets from Pakistan.

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Garnets from the Upper Swat Hornblendic Group, Swat District, Pakistan. Part I: Garnets from gneisses and pegmatites

  • Zulfiqar Ahmed (a1) and Shafeeq Ahmed (a1)

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