Definition of Albite. Meaning of Albite. Synonyms of Albite

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Definition of Albite

Albite
Albite Al"bite, n. [L. 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.

Meaning of Albite from wikipedia

- Albite is a plagioclase feldspar mineral. It is the sodium endmember of the plagioclase solid solution series. It represents a plagioclase with less than...
- (K-spar) endmember KAlSi3O8, albite endmember NaAlSi3O8, anorthite endmember CaAl2Si2O8. Solid solutions between K-feldspar and albite are called alkali feldspar...
- Friedrich Christian Hessel (1796–1872) in 1826. The series ranges from albite to anorthite endmembers (with respective compositions NaAlSi3O8 to CaAl2Si2O8)...
- feldspar (near albite, NaAlSi3O8, in composition). Typically the host grain is orthoclase or microcline, and the lamellae are albite. If sodic feldspar...
- the feldspar minerals plagioclase and microcline. These minerals show the Albite and Pericline Laws. Simple twinned crystals may be contact twins or penetration...
- chlorite + albite + quartz pumpellyite + chlorite + epidote + albite + quartz pumpellyite + epidote + stilpnomelane + muscovite + albite + quartz In...
- solid solution with albite, the sodium endmember (NaAlSi3O8), of plagioclase. While slowly cooling within the earth, sodium-rich albite lamellae form by...
- Perthite is either microcline or orthoclase with thin lamellae of exsolved albite. Amazon stone, or amazonite, is a green variety of microcline. It is not...
- after a characteristic component such as garnet gneiss, biotite gneiss, albite gneiss, etc. Orthogneiss designates a gneiss derived from an igneous rock...
- form authigenic quartz, chert, calcite, dolomite, ankerite, hematite and albite, all trace to minor (except quartz) minerals found in shales and other mudrocks...
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