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== Other Properties ==
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== Physical and Chemical Properties ==
  
 
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== Additional Information ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
R. Fournier, ''Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery'', Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA, 1996.
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* Robert Fournier, ''Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery'', Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992.
 
 
== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
 
  
 
* ''Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia'', Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
 
* ''Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia'', Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
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* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
 
* ''The American Heritage Dictionary'' or ''Encarta'', via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  
* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: albite" Encyclopædia Britannica    [Accessed March 4, 2002].
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* ''Encyclopedia Britannica'', http://www.britannica.com  Comment: albite" [Accessed March 4, 2002].
 
 
* Robert Fournier, ''Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery'', Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
 
  
* Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com  Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albite (Accessed Mar. 15, 2006)
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* Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albite (Accessed Mar. 15, 2006)
  
 
* ''CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics'', Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980  Comment: density=2.62-2.65
 
* ''CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics'', Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980  Comment: density=2.62-2.65

Latest revision as of 12:19, 22 August 2020

Albite mineral

Description

A sodium plagioclase Feldspar mineral composed of sodium aluminum silicate. Albite is found throughout the world, with major locations in the Alps, Urals, Harz Mountains, France, Norway, and the U.S. (Maine, Virginia, Colorado). The mineral is translucent to opaque with a pearly luster. Although usually white, the brittle, glassy crystals that may be colorless, yellow, pink, green, or black. Albite is used in ceramics and in the manufacture of artificial teeth. It can cause unwanted bubbles in glazes at temperatures above 1200 C (Fournier 1996).

Synonyms and Related Terms

albus (Lat.); albita (Esp.); albite (Fr.; Port.); Albit (Deut.); albiet (Ned.)

FTIR

Albite PMA.TIF

Raman

Albiteitaly3.jpg

Raman

Albitelyon.jpg


Physical and Chemical Properties

Crystalline system = triclinic with tabular crystals, twinning is common.

Cleavage occurs at 86o24' angles

Composition Na[AlSi3O8]
Mohs Hardness 6.0
Density 2.62

Resources and Citations

  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992.
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: density=2.62-2.65