Garnet sand beach on Goodenough Island (image) Syracuse University Share Print E-Mail Caption Garnet sand beach on Goodenough Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. These garnets originate from rocks such as the gneiss (pictured above), and are then concentrated as a placer deposit on the beach. Credit Photo credit: Professor Paul Fitzgerald Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.