Feldspathoid

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Description

A feldspar type mineral family that contains sodium-potassium aluminum silicates. Nepheline, a commonly found feldspathoid mineral, is used in the manufacture of glass and ceramic glazes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

nepheline; feldespatoides (Esp.); feldspatóide (Port.); Feldspatvertreter (Deut.); veldspatoïde (Ned.)

Hazards and Safety

Irritating to skin, nose, and gastric tissues.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976