grossularite


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Related to grossularite: andradite, pyrope, Grossularite garnet

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).]

grossularite

(ˈɡrɒsjʊləˌraɪt) or

grossular

n
(Minerals) a green or greenish-grey garnet, used as a gemstone. Formula: Ca3Al2(SiO4)3. Also called: gooseberry stone
[C19: from New Latin grossulāria gooseberry, from Old French grosele + -ite1]

gros•su•lar•ite

(ˈgrɒs yə ləˌraɪt)

n.
a calcium aluminum garnet, Ca3Al2Si3O12, occurring in pale yellow to pinkish crystals.
[1840–50; < New Latin grossulār(ia) gooseberry (irreg. < French groseille) + -ite1]
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Generally almandine and grossularite are only used for manufacture of abrasives such as garnet paper.
Actinolite, garnet (andradite, grossularite and almandine), calcite (fine scalenohedral crystals in vugs), diopside (salite), epidote, hematite, hornblende, magnetite, quartz, biotite, muscovite, phlogopite, microcline, tremolite, vesuvianite and zoisite occur as major minerals in the skarn bodies.
Underfoot, my soles crunched tan grossularite crystals spilling from a sack.