Definition of Orthoclase. Meaning of Orthoclase. Synonyms of Orthoclase

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Definition of Orthoclase

Orthoclase
Orthoclase Or"tho*clase, n. [Ortho- + Gr. ? to break.] (Min.) Common or potash feldspar crystallizing in the monoclinic system and having two cleavages at right angles to each other. See Feldspar.

Meaning of Orthoclase from wikipedia

- Orthoclase, or orthoclase feldspar (endmember formula KAlSi3O8), is an important tectosilicate mineral which forms igneous rock. The name is from the...
- Microcline forms during slow cooling of orthoclase; it is more stable at lower temperatures than orthoclase. Sanidine is a polymorph of alkali feldspar...
- of regular exsolution layers (lamellae) of different alkali feldspars (orthoclase and sodium-rich plagioclase). Moonstone has been used in jewelry for millennia...
- An example of a series of mineral reactions is illustrated as follows. Orthoclase feldspar (KAlSi3O8) is a mineral commonly found in granite, a plutonic...
- effect is sometimes seen in orthoclase: hence two kinds of sunstone are distinguished as "oligoclase sunstone" and "orthoclase sunstone". Sunstone was not...
- those where pot****ium is replaced by barium. The first of these include: orthoclase (monoclinic) KAlSi 3O 8 sanidine (monoclinic) (K,Na)AlSi 3O 8 microcline...
- granite is a hornblende-biotite granite containing large round crystals of orthoclase each with a rim of oligoclase (a variety of plagioclase). The name has...
- Oneillite Oosterboschite Oppenheimerite Ordóñezite Oregonite Orpiment Orthoclase Osarizawaite Osmium Osumilite Otavite Ottrelite Otwayite Varieties that...
- Unakite is an altered granite composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and generally colorless quartz. It was first found in the United States...
- Calcite CaCO3 14 4 Fluorite CaF2 21 5 Apatite Ca5(PO4)3(OH−,Cl−,F−) 48 6 Orthoclase feldspar KAlSi3O8 72 7 Quartz SiO2 100 8 Topaz Al2SiO4(OH−,F−)2 200 9...
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