- (mineralogy) A mineral found in crystalline schists, a metamorphic product of calcium feldspar.
- Composition: Hydrous calcium aluminum silicate <math>Ca_2Al_3O (SiO?_4) (Si_2O_7) (OH)</math>
- Habit: Prismatic crystals with striations parallel to the b-axis.
- Physical characteristics: Hardness 6-6.5; Specific gravity 3.25-3.37; Luster vitreous, transparent to translucent; Color gray to green or pink.
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