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Definition of the noun albite

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noun - plural: albites

  1. a widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks

Alternative definition of the noun albite

noun

  1. [mineralogy] A plagioclase feldspar, the first member of the Albite-Anorthite solid solution series.

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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 constituent in felsic rocks.

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Google previewField Guide to Rocks & Minerals of Southern Africa (2004)

by Bruce Cairncross

Albite is a sodium-bearing feldspar in the plagioclase group of feldspars. It is characteristically white to...

Google previewPigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments (2007)

by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall

ALBITE White Generic compound Albite is a white,

Albite is the most common plagioclase feldspar in spillite lavas and low-grade metamorphic schists, particularly at ...

Google previewPigment Compendium (2008)

A Dictionary and Optical Microscopy of Historical Pigments by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin

ALBITE White Generic compound Albite is a white,

Albite is the most common plagioclase feldspar in spillite lavas and low-grade metamorphic schists, particularly at ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1919)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

Albite is an essential constituent of dioritc and is one of the component minerals of many crystalline rocks, occurring associated with orthoclase and micro- line in much granite and gneiss. Albitic granite is often the matrix of the rarer minerals, ...

Google previewProspecting for Minerals (1898)

A Practical Handbook for Prospectors, Explorers, Settlers, and All Interested in the Opening-up and Development of New Lands by Samuel Herbert Cox

Albite is a felspar, resembling orthoclase, in which soda replaces the potash. It is generally white, and occurs in some particular varieties of granite porphyry, diorite, gneiss, crystalline schists, &c. It is a rare mineral compared with orthoclase as ...

Google previewThe Americana (1912)

a universal reference library, comprising the arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, commerce, etc., of the world by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Albite is an essential constituent of diorite and is one of the component minerals of many crystalline rocks, occurring associated with orthoclase and microcline in much granite and gneiss. Albitic granite is often the matrix of the rarer minerals, ...

Google previewEconomic Geology (1914)

Albite is the most important feldspar. Quartz is very abundant, both in milky and rose varieties. Muscovite is next to quartz and feldspars in importance. Tourmaline and the phosphates (lithiophylite, triphylite, apatite, amblygonite and minute ...

Google previewGeological Survey Professional Paper (1962)

Patchtwinned albite is the principal feldspar in a few specimens. Cryptoperthite, anorthoclase, and other alkali though both may be present. feldspars may be present; they have not yet been studied. Biotite is more common than hornblende , ...

Google previewGeology Applied to Engineering (2010)

by Terry R. West

Consequently, albite is a white plagioclase and labradorite is a dark-gray plagioclase. The property other than color that separates the two feldspars is the presence or absence of striations. Striations are the parallel lines on a cleavage face ...

Google previewIgneous Rocks (1998)

by Alok K Gupta

Since albite is an intermediate compound formed by reaction between nepheline and Si02, the join forsterite-al- CaMgSI j0» Fig. 11.30 Phase relation in the system forsterite (Fo)-diopside (Di)-SiOt under atmospheric pressure (after Bowen ...

Google previewChemistry and Chemical Reactivity (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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. Boron carbide is an extremely hard boroncarbon ceramic ...

Google previewMcqs In Chemistry

Albite is a mineral of (a) Sodium (b) Aluminium (c) Both of the above (d) None of these. 84. Aluminium chloride exists as dimer in (a) Vapour state (b) Inert solvents (c) Both of the above (d) None of these. 85. The percentage of CaO in Portland ...

Google previewGeology Principles & Methods (2012)

by Jean Dercourt, Jacques Paquet

Albite is a common mineral, the appearance of which is always late. (3) Zeolite facies and prehnite-pumpellyite facies. This is the Zone of “anchimetamorphism” ( 'anchi'=almost) in which the effect on rocks is sometimes so slight that it is difficult ...

Google previewMineralogy (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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. Magma is a mixture of molten rock, volatiles and solids that is ...

Google previewThe Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology (2012)

360 crystals and sabian symbols for personal health, astrology and numerology by Marina Costelloe

Jane RidderPatrick Healing Body Point: Right ovary, cochlea of inner ear Crystal Element: Albite Expression: Albite is a white feldspar mineral. Albite fosters warm, loving relationships and pleasant social interactions, promoting emotional ...

Google previewGeochemistry of Epigenesis (2012)

by A. I. Perel man

Albite is the late mineral in these cavities. Rhodusite also occurs in the form of narrow veins, stringers, and disseminations. Its veins are usually opalized. Andreev and Godovikov believe the rhodusite mineralization to have been syntectonic.

Google previewComprehensive Objective Book For Aieee (2006)

by Narinder Kumar, Dr. J. K. Juneja, Dr. N. K. Verma, Dr. Kulbhushan Prakash

Albite is a mineral of (a) Sodium (b) Aluminium (c) Both of the above (d) None of these. 84. Aluminium chloride exists as dimer in (a) Vapour state ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Albite is a relatively common and important rock-making mineral associated with the more acid rock types and in pegmatite dikes, often with rarer minerals like tourmaline and beryl. There are many famous localities in Europe in the Swiss and ...

Google previewA Cyclopædia of the Natural Sciences (1858)

by William Baird

Albite is a silicate of alumina and soda, and enters into the formation of greenstone. Labradorile, Labrador, or opaline felspar, which is remarkable for reflecting, in certain positions, a great variety of colours, as blue, green, yellow, red, and ...

Google previewCyclopaedia of the Natural Sciences (1858)

by William Baird

Albite is a silicate of alumina and soda, and enters into tho formation of greenstone. Labradorile, Labrador, or opaline felspar, which is remarkable for reflecting, in certain positions, a great variety of colours, as blue, green, yellow, red, and ...

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The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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