albite

[n] - a widely distributed rock-forming feldspar
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Albite

Al'bite noun [ Latin albus white.] (Min.) A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See Feldspar .
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albite

<chemical> A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See Feldspar. ... Origin: L. Albus white. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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albite

white feldspar noun a widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks
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Albite

• (n.) A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See Feldspar.
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albite

common feldspar mineral, a sodium aluminosilicate (NaAlSi3O8) that occurs most widely in pegmatites and felsic igneous rocks such as granites. It may ... [3 related articles]
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albite

albite, albitic A white part of certain granite or various igneous rocks.
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albite

Albite. Credit: USGS A common mineral occurring in igneous rocks, consisting of sodium aluminum silicate (NaAlSi3O8); it often forms vitreous crystals of various colors. Albite, a variety of plagioclase, is one of the three end-members (pure compounds...
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albite

albite (ăl'bīt) : see feldspar.
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Albite

Albite or soda-feldspar is a widely distributed, rock-forming mineral present in pegmatite dikes and may be found in crystals. It has the formulae NaAlSi3O8 and a relative hardness of 7. Albite is a form of feldspar, and is usually white in colour, hence its name, but is occasionally bluish, grayish, greenish, or reddish white.
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Albite

Albite is a plagioclase feldspar mineral. It is the sodium endmember of the plagioclase solid solution series. As such it represents a plagioclase with less than 10% anorthite content. The pure albite endmember has the formula NaAlSi3O8. It is a tectosilicate. Its color is usually pure white, hence its name from Latin albus. It is a common constit...
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