the sodium end member of the plagioclase feldspar group, light-colored and found in alkalic igneous rocks.
albite found at Mineral Hill, Pennsylvania, also exhibits the chatoyancy of moonstone.
Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 2 [July 1902] Various
Some of the trachytic lavas are said to abound with crystals of albite.
Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I Karl Ritter von Scherzer
The felspar of the granulites is mostly orthoclase or cryptoperthite; microcline, oligoclase and albite are also common.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3 Various
Small groups of black twin crystals have been lately discovered in the albite rock of Chesterfield in Massachusetts.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
Zygadite, zig′a-dīt, n. a variety of albite found in thin twin crystals at Andreasberg, in the Harz Mountains.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various
a colourless, milky-white, yellow, pink, green, or black mineral of the feldspar group and plagioclase series, found in igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. It is used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics. Composition: sodium aluminium silicate. Formula: NaALSi3O8. Crystal structure: triclinic
A clear to milky white triclinic mineral of the plagioclase group. Albite is common in igneous rocks, especially granite, and in metamorphic rocks that formed at low temperatures. Chemical formula: NaAlSi3O8.
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any of several trees and shrubs belonging to the genus Albizia, of the legume family, native to warm regions of the Old World, having feathery pinnate leaves, densely clustered flowers, and flat pods. Historical Examples The bark of the musuemba (albizzia coriaria) is largely used in the tanning of leather. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume […]
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died a.d. 573? king of the Langobards 561?–573? Historical Examples But in doing so she breathed a silent prayer, and resolved that the unpardonable insult should be washed out in Alboin’s blood. Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15) Charles Morris Since the invasion of Alboin, Italy had groaned under 37 a complication of evils. The […]