[mahy-kruh-klahyn] /ˈmaɪ krəˌklaɪn/

a mineral of the feldspar group, potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi 3 O 8 , identical in composition with orthoclase but having triclinic instead of monoclinic crystals, used in making porcelain.
a white, creamy yellow, red, or green mineral of the feldspar group, found in igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks: used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics. Composition: potassium aluminium silicate. Formula: KAlSi3O8. Crystal structure: triclinic
A white, pink, red-brown, or green type of potassium feldspar. It is dimorphous with orthoclase feldspar, differing from it in shape and in the fact that it forms at lower temperatures.Chemical formula: KAlSi3O8.


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