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Anorthoclase

Feldspar

The mineral anorthoclase ((Na,K)AlSi3O8) is a crystalline solid solution series, in which the sodium-aluminium silicate member exists in larger proportion. It typically consists of between 10 and 36 percent of KAlSi3O8 and between 64 and 90 percent of NaAlSi3O8.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Yellow
Red
Green

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.519
1.524
1.527

Luster ( interacts light )

Pearly
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Triclinic