A mineral of a brown to black colour occurring in prismatic crystals, often twinned so as to form groups resembling a cross. It is a silicate of aluminia and iron, and is generally found imbedded in mica schist.
Synonyms: granatite, and grenatite.
Origin: Gr. A cross.
(01 Mar 1998)
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