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definition of the word albite

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From the Latin albus (white), the common color of the mineral.

albite (plural: albites)

  1. (mineralogy) A plagioclase feldspar, the first member of the Albite-Anorthite solid solution series. Primarily a mineral of plutonic rocks, also found in pegmatites. When Albite substitutes for a potassium feldspar in granite, the rock is called quartz monzonite.

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