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albite

(ăl`bīt): see feldsparfeldspar
or felspar
, an abundant group of rock-forming minerals which constitute 60% of the earth's crust. Chemically the feldspars are silicates of aluminum, containing sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, or barium or combinations of these elements.
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albite

[′al‚bīt]
(mineralogy)
NaAlSi3O8 A colorless or milky-white variety of plagioclase of the feldspar group found in granite and various igneous and metamorphic rocks. Also known as sodaclase; sodium feldspar; white feldspar; white schorl.
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