Alternative Names: Black Andradite
Mineral Species: Andradite
Mineral Group: Silicates - nesosilicates
Chemical Formula: Ca3Fe2(SiO4)3 (with up to 5% TiO2)
Crystal System: Isometric
Typical Appearance: Usually dodecahedral or trapezoidal crystals, or a combination of the two.
Chakra Alignment: None
Origin of Name & Mythology: According to its colour, from the Greek μελανός for "black".
In addition to the general properties of Garnet, Melanite is extremely grounding and very protective. It is sometimes used in the treatment of cancer.