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gros·su·la·rite

 (grŏs′yə-lə-rīt′) also gros·su·lar (-lər)
n.
A pale green, pink, brown, or black garnet, Ca3Al2(SiO4)3, occurring alone or as a constituent of the common garnet.

[German Grossularit, from New Latin Grossulāria, former genus of gooseberry (from the color of some garnets), from French groseille, gooseberry, from Old French grosele, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch kroesel, from kroes, curled (probably in reference to the short curled hairs on the fruit of some gooseberry varieties).]
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The sets of minerals of this skarn include quartz, calcite, grossular, augite, and gypsum.
But there are localities famous for mineral growth right here in Canada, one of them being the Jeffrey Mine in Quebec's Shipton Township, famous for prehnite and the beautiful grossular crystal, a variety of garnet.