Garnet Sand


Garnet Sand

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Product Identification
  • Product Names : Garnet Abrasive
  • Other Name : Garnet Almandine
  • Color : Reddish Pink
  • Chemical Formula : 3FeO, AI203, 3SIO2

Product Data Sheet
Technical Specifications

Garnet is pure and natural sand. Of the six major varieties of Garnet (Almandine, Andradite, Grossularite, Pyrope, Spessartite, Uvarovite), Almandine is the best abrasive Garnet with the composition of 3FeO, AI203, ESIO2. The mine consists of Almandine variety only and the abrasive is naturally a high grade.

General Features

Hardness (Mo's scale)7.5 to 8
Chloride<20 ppm
Free Metals<0.01%
PH>7
Conductivity<15m.S/m
Bulk density2.34
Specific gravity4.10
Grain shapeSharp angular


Chemical Compositions

AI2O321.60%
SIO231.00% (no free silica)
FEO37.00%
MgO7.40%
CaO1.84%
TIO20.55%
Cr2O30.05%
MnO0.53%
P2O0.03%


Mineral Compositions

Garnet93-97%
Ilmenite<2%
Quartz<1%
Others<2%


Physical Characteristics

Particle appearanceCrystalline, sharp, angular, no order
Specific gravity4.2
Melting point+/- 1,260 c
Volatiles (%by weight)Not applicable
Water solubilityNot applicable


Spill or Procedures

Steps to be taken for leak or spillageMaterial is inert and can be handled by broom spade, vacuum cleaner etc
Waste disposal methodUnless contaminated with other hazardous materials, may be disposed of at any non hazardous material dump site in accordance with the local regulations.


Special Precautions

Handling and storingNot applicable
Other precautionNot applicable

Respiratory Protection : In case of dust build-up in excess of the (TLV) an OSHA approved air respirator is recommended.


Typical Size Analysis

Mesh MM Percentage Retention - Typical - - - -
- - 12-24 20-40 30-60 80 120
12 1.400 0-5% - - - -
20 0.850 30-40% 0-5% - - -
30 0.600 40-50% 50-70% 0-5% - -
40 0.425 0-5% 10-20% 15-30% 0 -
50 0.300 - 0-10% 40-60% 15-30% -
60 0.250 - - 10-25% 20-30% -
80 0.180 - - 5-10% 20-50% 0-10%
100 0.150 - - - 5-10% 20-40%
120 0.125 - - - - 40-60%
140 0.106 - - - - 5-20%