a mineral, basic iron aluminum silicate, Fe 2 Al 2 O 7 (SiO 4) 4 (OH), occurring in brown to black prismatic crystals, which are often twinned in the form of a cross.
a brown glassy mineral consisting of iron aluminium silicate in the form of prismatic crystals: used as a gemstone. Formula: Fe2Al9Si4O11(OH)2
A brownish to black orthorhombic mineral, often having crossed intergrown crystals and found in mica schists and gneisses. Chemical formula: (FeMg)2Al9Si4O23(OH).


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