Majorite Garnet: Gemstone Information
Majorite Name approved by the CNMMN of the IMA (1970). Named after Alan Major, scientist participating in a programme of garnet syntheses.
The first majoritic garnets were discovered in ultramafic xenoliths of South Africa kimberlites. Majorite is also known from peridotites in Western Norway and majoritic-like garnets can be found in various lithologies in the Bohemia Massif. It is also known from meteorites. Majorite is exceptionally rare.