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Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
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Stone : Red Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2016
Item : #884
Design : Supernova Oval
Origin : Malawi
Treatments : None
Weight : 7.24 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12.42x10.12x7.67mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This beauty is everything a garnet should be, it has a deep rich red colour with strong flashes of colour and looks amazing in all lighting conditions especially at night under lights. I faceted this fine garnet in one of my favorite oval designs, the Supernova and it suits it perfectly. A classic red garnet from Malawai in Africa.

Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884
Red Garnet, Supernova Oval, Malawi, #884

 

Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
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Stone : Imperial Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2014
Item : #671
Design : Bar Round
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.9 Carats Each
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8x8x5.8 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is an awesome pair of imperial garnets cut in a modern round bar design. These garnets are RED! The pics show some pink but in the hand these garnets are red. The design and colour would make these gems excellent for a man's jewellery item, like a pair of cufflinks, tie tack or something along those lines. A first class pair of red imperial garnets.

See the original piece of rough here.

Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671
Imperial Garnet, Bar Round, Tanzania, #671

 

Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
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Stone : Malaia Garnet (Matched suite of five stones)
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #508
Design : Asscher Cut
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.5 carats each (matched pair), 5 carats each (matched pair), 10 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 7 x 7 x 5.5mm (matched pair), 9 x 9 x 7.5mm (matched pair), 11 x 11 x 9.5mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Ok folks, what we have here is a very unique and quite special offering. This is a matched suite of stunning RED malaia garnets from Tanzania! Large garnets of this exceptional caliber are scarce and these ones represent the cream of the crop. I have had a good look around and I have not seen anything else that even comes close to this matched suite of malaia garnets. The colour is RED, not raspberry, nor purple or anything else... just a rich, sultry red. The colour is very satisfying and it almost goes without saying that if you're that lady in red, these are the gems for you.

The gems are all eye clean and have been superbly cut and polished in the classic Asscher design. These gems warrant the best of settings and my goodness, what amazing jewels they'll make. The smaller pair of garnets are perfectly matched in colour as they come from the same piece of rough and are what I call "sibling" stones. That's something that sets them apart right there. You can see the original piece of rough
here.

The single large garnet is an awesome gem... it is a big stone! It is just a touch darker then the pair but has the same red colour. The original piece of rough is here.

These gems are being sold as a suite, I really do not want to separate them. I think it would be a shame to split them up as getting three magnificent, matched garnets like these together, well, it's not something that you come across every day. Its a bit like the stars aligning... sure, it happens but only once in a blue moon.

20/1/14 - Added a 7mm matched pair to make a suite of five gems.

Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #508
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #506
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #621
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #621
Malaia Garnet, Asscher Cut, Tanzania, #621




 

Garnet, Victoria Regent, Bowen, Queensland, Australia, #563
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Stone : Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2013
Item : #563
Design : Round Brilliants, Oval Brilliant
Origin : Bowen, Queensland, Australia
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.1, 2.25, 2.25, 3 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9, 7.8, 7.8, 7x11 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Not often that I've seen such nice garnet especially given that it was found very close by. A small patch of garnets was found a while ago when a powerline was being put over some hills - the crew bulldozing a track uncovered it. Those garnets were snapped up pretty quickly. Anyway, one fellow who was lucky enough to find some wanted a nice suite of stones cut as gifts for his granddaughters. I think they will be very happy with these nice garnet gems.

Garnet, Victoria Regent, Bowen, Queensland, Australia, #563
Garnet, Victoria Regent, Bowen, Queensland, Australia, #563

 

Garnet Rhodolite, Saw Tooth Marquise, #56

Stone : Garnet Rhodolite
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2008
Item : #56
Design : Saw Tooth Marquise (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12mm X 6mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice red rhodolite garnet cut in an elegant marquise design.

Garnet Rhodolite, Saw Tooth Marquise, #56
Garnet Rhodolite, Saw Tooth Marquise, #56

 

Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
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Stone : Rhodolite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #294
Design : Birdie (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 4.7 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 9 x 11.5 x 6.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Rhodolite garnet of this calibre represent the top end of rhodolites. This beautiful rhodolite is a stellar example of just how good this material can look. It has all the classic colour tones, like deep burgandy and plum. The cut is a very modern oval design and has a low crown profile. I think this gem will make a great men's ring... the colour, size, design and profile are perfect. There is some of the very fine silk and sparkle inclusions that is common to rhodolite but it is hard to spot and does not detract from the overall appearance of this gem. This is a really fine gemstone!



SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE.

Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294
Rhodolite Garnet, Birdie, Tanzania, #294

 

Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
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Stone : Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #317
Design : Under The Dome #5 (Doug Menadue)
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.2 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean / Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 6 x 7.5 x 5.5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A nice big oval fanta orange mandarin spessartite garnet. This is an incredible gem and illustrates why this particular type of mandarin garnet is so much in demand. The colours are rich and vibrant and the design is a combination of a barion pavilion with a step crown. This combination adds flash and brilliance and enhances the colour. This gemstone is very bright with great flash and fire. Using a loupe I could spot a couple of very small minor veils near the girdle but they certainly do not detract from the appearance of the gem at all. A fabulous unique mandarin garnet gemstone.



* Suggested wholesale price per carat for a gem of this size, type and quality ranges from $325 - $550 USD.
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Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317
Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet, Under The Dome #5, Tanzania, #317

 

Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
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Stone : Umbalite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2011
Item : #381
Design : KwikOval (Fred Van Sant)
Origin : Umba Valley, Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1.8 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 6 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A very nice Umbalite garnet from Tanzania that is cut in a calibrated sized oval that should easily fit any standard setting without any difficulty. It has the classic Umbalite colours and there are several needle like inclusions and a tiny white spot. Face-up, these inclusions are difficult to spot and do not detract from the overall appearance of the gemstone. The oval design is a nice and bright, flashy performer. This is an ideal stone for a ring setting.



SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE

Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381
Umbalite Garnet, KwikOval, Umba Valley, Tanzania, #381

 

Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
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Stone : Fanta Orange Mandarin Spessartite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2010
Item : #302
Design : Mini Mint (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Tanzania
Treatments : None
Weight : 1 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 5.3 x 5.3 x 4 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : A wonderfully bright, light fanta orange spessartite garnet. This is the material that comes from Tanzania and is truely lovely stone. The colour is the very desirable "fanta" orange and this gem is not as dark as it appears in the pics, it is brighter and lighter in real life. There is a small veil near the girdle on one side. This is a great size for a ring stone. A dazzling little mandarin garnet gem!



SEE THE ORIGINAL ROUGH STONE HERE

Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302
Fanta Orange Spessartite Garnet, Mini Mint, Tanzania, #302

 

Imperial Malaya Garnet, Birdie, Africa, #488
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Stone : Imperial Malaya Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2012
Item : #488
Design : Birdie
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.8 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 8 x 10 x 5 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is an exceptionally fine example of an Imperial Malaya Garnet. This gem exhibits a colour shift under different lighting, from a fleshy tan through to pinks and raspberry. It is a very attractive stone and bright.

Imperial Malaya Garnet, Birdie, Africa, #488
Imperial Malaya Garnet, Birdie, Africa, #488
Imperial Malaya Garnet, Birdie, Africa, #488
Imperial Malaya Garnet, Birdie, Africa, #488
Imperial Malaya Garnet, Birdie, Africa, #488
Imperial Malaya Garnet, Birdie, Africa, #488

 

Malaya Garnet, Victoria Regent, Africa, #464
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Stone : Malaya Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2012
Item : #464
Design : Victoria Regent
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.7 carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 9 x 9 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This beautiful garnet has good strong red colours and the design really works well. This gem is a very fine garnet, nice and clean and not overly saturated like some garnets can be. A top stone!

Malaya Garnet, Victoria Regent, Africa, #464
Malaya Garnet, Victoria Regent, Africa, #464
Malaya Garnet, Victoria Regent, Africa, #464
Malaya Garnet, Victoria Regent, Africa, #464
Malaya Garnet, Victoria Regent, Africa, #464

 

Colour Change / Colour Shift Grossular Garnet, Mini-Mint, Africa, #471
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Stone : Colour Change / Colour Shift Grossular Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2012
Item : #471
Design : Mini-Mint
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 2.2 carats
Clarity : Very Very Slightly Included
Size : 7.5 x 7.5 x 5.2 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is a very fine grossular garnet that exhibits a colour change though I think it might be more of a shift. I have seen it showing champagne, tan, flesh and also quite good pinks. Its a fine gem and is very bright.

Colour Change / Colour Shift Grossular Garnet, Mini-Mint, Africa, #471
Colour Change / Colour Shift Grossular Garnet, Mini-Mint, Africa, #471
Colour Change / Colour Shift Grossular Garnet, Mini-Mint, Africa, #471
Colour Change / Colour Shift Grossular Garnet, Mini-Mint, Africa, #471

 

Rhodolite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #472
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Stone : Rhodolite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2012
Item : #472
Design : Brilliant Pear (Jeff Graham)
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 3.2 carats
Clarity : Very Slightly Included
Size : 8.2 x 11 x 6 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : This is a very fine rhodolite garnet that has the classic raspberry pinkish red colours that this material is so well known for. The gem is very clean though it does have some very fine inclusions but they do not detract from the overall appearance of the gem. The garnet is nicely saturated and a good size for a pendant or ring. A lovely gem.

Rhodolite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #472
Rhodolite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #472
Rhodolite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #472
Rhodolite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #472

 

Spessartite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #474
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Stone : Spessartite Garnet
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2012
Item : #474
Design : Mixed Brilliant Step Oval
Origin : Africa
Treatments : None
Weight : 6.2 carats
Clarity : Included / Translucent
Size : 9 x 13.5 x 6.8 mm
Price : SOLD

Comments : Here is something unusual and different. This is a spessartite garnet that has a really good translucent appearance... think cloudy ginger beer crossed with Mexican opal and you will be in the ballpark. Now, this gem is not brilliant nor has flashes of fire, rather it has a luminous inner glow and the colour... WOW! I wasn't sure how it would turn out prior to cutting it, but after seeing how it did turn out I am very impressed and quite taken by it. It is different and because of it, quite unique.

Spessartite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #474
Spessartite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #474
Spessartite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #474
Spessartite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #474
Spessartite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #474
Spessartite Garnet, Brilliant Pear, Africa, #474

 

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Information For precious and semi precious gemstones

Stone : Garnet
Moh's Hardness : 6.5 - 7.5
Origin Locations : Minas Gerais, Brazil; Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Namibia, Africa; Madagascar; USA; India; Burma; Afghanistan; Pakistan; Prosten QLD, Fullerton River, QLD, Harts Ranges, NT, Australia
Treatments : None
Clarity : Eye Clean to Included
Color : Various shades of Green, Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown
Cleavage : Indistinct
Crystal System : (Cubic) Rhombic, Dodecahedron, Icositetrahedron
Chemical Composition : Various
Refractive Index (RI) : Various
Density : Various
Birthstones : Garnet is the birthstone for January.
Garnet is the ayurvedic birthstone for January.
Garnet is the birthday stone for Tuesday.
Garnet is the zodiac stone for Aquarius.
Garnet is the stone for the 2nd anniversary

Comments : Garnets are quite a fascinating group of minerals once you get into them. Chemically they are complex and confusing and often very hard to clearly identify what a particular stone is... is it a pyrope, or rhodolite, or almandine? Garnets are found just about everywhere in the world and have a long and ancient history. They have long been popular as jewelry and the cystals much sort after by mineral specimen collectors.

Some of the more familiar types of garnets are :

Pyrope : Red to Brown, RI 1.720 - 1.756, Density 3.62 - 3.87, Mg3Al2(SiO4)3 Magnesium Aluminium Silicate. Name comes from the Greek word "fiery" and has always been a popular fashion stone, once called the "Bohemian Garnet".

Rhodolite : Red to Brown, RI 1.720 - 1.756, Density 3.62 - 3.87, Fe3Al2(SiO4)3 Iron Aluminium Silicate. Rhodolite is a variety of Pyrope and has gained much popularity of late. Some of the nicest rhodolite comes from the Umba Valley in Tanzania and is called Umbalite.

Spessartite : Orange to Red-Brown, Fanta Orange, RI 1.79 - 1.82, Density 4.12 - 4.18, Mn3Al2(SiO4)3 Manganese Aluminium Silicate. It is believed that the name comes from the Spessart in Germany where it is found. Some amazing spessartite comes in a very bright fanta orange colour. Deposits of this material are very small and found in Namibia and Loliondo, Tanzania. This material also goes by the name Mandarin Garnet because of the colour, as well as being called Kunene Spessartine due to the primary source being in the alluvial deposits of the Kunene River between Namibia and Angola. You can see how confusing it can be with all these different names. This fanta orange spessartite garnet is very popular and for good reason... the colour is stunning with fabulous brightness and sparkles, plus this material is getting very rare as the deposits become mined out. Grab this material when you can because it won't be around forever.

Grossular : Green, Yellow, Brown, RI 1.734 - 1.759, Density 3.57 - 3.73, Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 Calcium Aluminium Silicate. Latin for gooseberry, grossular garnet cuts a very bright light gem. Apparently it has only been known since 1966 in gemstone quality. Varieties of grossular are : Hessonite - a cinnamon brown red orange stone; Hydrogrossular - is an opaque massive green variety, sometimes called Transvaal Jade and Garnet Jade; Leuco - is a colourless variety.

Tsavorite : Deep Green. Is a variety of grossular and perhaps one of the rarest and most expensive of all the garnets. This particular variety is a stunning rich green and tends to be only found in very small stones. Cut gems over 2 or 3 carats are considered scarce and are collector stones. The name Tsavorite was coined only recently in 1974 by Tiffany & Company after Tsavorite's discovery in the Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Tsavorite garnets are much sort after and compete easily with emeralds - plus they have the great advantage of not being treated (oiled) as virtually all emeralds are. Tsavorite gems have a higher brilliance, fire with lots of sparkles and are more durable. Emeralds are almost always heavily included whereas Tsavorite gems tend to be very clean.

Merelani Mint : Mint Green. This beautiful garnet is a variety of grossular and is closely related to Tsavorite. It is named for the Merelani Hills in Tanzania where it is found. This material is a lovely light mint coloured stone and like Tsvaorite is generally only found in small sizes. It has become very popular and demands a high price due to its scarcity. You can see an example of facet rough merelani mint garnet here.


 

 

 

 

 

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