Melanite

Mel'a·nite noun [ Greek me`las , -anos , black: confer French mélanite .] (Min.) A black variety of garnet.
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Melanite

• (n.) A black variety of garnet.
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melanite

(from the article `andradite`) ...and yellowish green or emerald-green (Uralian emeralds, or demantoid). Titanium may extensively replace both the iron and the silicon, as in ...
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Melanite

Melanite is a lime-iron variety of garnet of a velvet black or greyish black, occurring always in crystals of a dodecahedral form.
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