- a pale-green variety of pyroxene similar to olivine, found in eclogite.
Origin of omphacite
Examples from the Web for omphacite
Historical Examples of omphacite
With omphacite and smaragdite, garnet forms the peculiar rock called eclogite.
Omphacite, om′fa-sīt, n. a grass-green granular variety of pyroxene, one of the constituents of eclogite.
Typically they consist of pale green or nearly colourless augite (omphacite), green hornblende and pink garnet.