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Albite

Plagioclase, tectosilicate,

Albite is a plagioclase mineral of the plagioclase solid solution series. It represents a plagioclase with less than 10% anorthite content. The pure albite endmember has the formula Na 3O. Its color is usually pure white, hence its name from Latin rocks.

Identification

Color of mineral

Grey
White
Blue
Green
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.528
1.532
1.538

Luster ( interacts light )

Vitreous
Pearly

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic