Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Our product range contains a wide range of Garnet
The latest addition to PMCs list of minerals is Garnet Almandine. This is mined at PMCs own Sri Venkata Sai Mines, located in Nellore Dist. AP. Almandine Garnet (sometimes wrongly referred to as Almandite) is twelve sided crystal. It is a very hard material with a Mohs Scale hardness of 6.5 to 7.5.
This garnet is not got from beach sands like most other garnets in India and so is very eco-friendly. When garnet is mined from beach sand, large areas of the beach gets polluted and spoilt.
Garnet is a very safe and eco-friendly material which can be used in various applications.
As a medium for sand blasting, Garnet is the preferred over Silica Sand, Quartz and metal slag. Garnet can be reused several and is non-polluting. And the fine dust produced during blasting is not carcinogenic like it is for Silica Sand or quartz.
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