Alkali feldspar


Alkali feldspar

The alkali feldspar group are those feldspar minerals rich in the alkali elements potassium and sodium. The alkali feldspars include: albite, anorthoclase, microcline, orthoclase and sanidine. [http://www.mindat.org/min-118.html Mindat]

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  • alkali feldspar — noun : feldspar containing alkali metals (as sodium or potassium or both) but little calcium …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Feldspar — is the name of a group of rock forming minerals which make up as much as 60% of the Earth s crust.Feldspar. [http://www.ima na.org/about industrial minerals/feldspar.asp What is Feldspar?] Industrial Minerals Association. Retrieved on July 18… …   Wikipedia

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  • feldspar — noun Any of a large group of rock forming minerals that, together, make up about 60% of the earths outer crust. The feldspars are all aluminum silicates of the alkali metals sodium, potassium, calcium and barium. Feldspars are the principal… …   Wiktionary

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  • Nepheline syenite — of the Intrusive Complex of Tanguá, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Motoki et al., 2011a) Nephelene syenite is a holocrystalline plutonic rock that consists largely of nepheline and alkali feldspar. The rocks are mostly pale colored, grey or… …   Wikipedia

  • Granite — For other uses, see Granite (disambiguation). Granite Igneous Rock Granite containing potassium feldspar, plagioclase feldspar, quartz, and biotite and/or amphibole Composi …   Wikipedia


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