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A deep red garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, used as a gem.

[Middle English pirope, from Old French, from Latin pyrōpum, gold-bronze alloy, from Greek purōpos, fiery, kind of red bronze : puro-, pyro- + ōps, ōp-, eye, face; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]


(Minerals) a deep yellowish-red garnet that consists of magnesium aluminium silicate and is used as a gemstone. Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
[C14 (used loosely of a red gem; modern sense C19): from Old French pirope, from Latin pyrōpus bronze, from Greek purōpus fiery-eyed, from pur fire + ōps eye]


(ˈpaɪ roʊp)

a mineral, magnesium-aluminum garnet, Mg3Al2Si3O12, occurring in crystals of varying shades of red, and frequently used as a gem.
[1300–50; Middle English pirope < Latin pyrōpus gold-bronze < Greek pyrōpós literally, fiery-eyed]
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Noun1.pyrope - a deep red garnet used as a gemstone
garnet - any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive
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The optical absorption spectra of the garnets almandine-pyrope, pyrope and spessartine and some structural interpretations of mineralogical significance.
Almandine, spessartine, grossular, uvarovite, andradite and pyrope are six minerals which are regarded as belonging to the garnet family.
The mineral trains are composed of pyrope and eclogitic garnets, as well as ilmenite.
If F is bounded, then its face lattice is isomorphic to the face lattice of the (m - 1)-dimensional pyrope.
For the most part pyrope does not occur in collectible crystals; nevertheless, in "Pyrope from the Dora-Maira Massif" (Gilla Simon) collectors can learn about a geologically unique occurrence in Italy, and in "The Fiery-Eyed Volcanoes of Bohemia" (Jiri Kourimsky and Jaroslay Hyrsl) there's a sketch of the 2,000-year history of mining Bohemian gem pyropes which originate in Tertiary-age volcanic rocks.
The first of these is pyrope garnet, the name coming from the Greek word for fiery.
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Figure 9 shows a theoretical background that has been fitted to a spectrum of pyrope garnet at 2.
Deep drilling will be performed at other magnetic targets, some of which have produced significant indicator minerals, including a pyrope garnet at one locality and chrome spinel from all the anomalies.
Kimberlite is a host rock to diamonds, but not a source rock: Kimberlite indicator minerals consist of pyrope and eclogitic garnets, magnesian ilmenite, chromite, chorine diopside, forsteritic olivine and diamond and the presence of these minerals is used to determine the proximity of diamond-bearing kimberlites.
A soil geochemical sample collected over one dyke yielded significant pyrope, chrome diopside and olivine and minor amounts of indicator minerals were recovered from small stream sediment samples.