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Nepheline

Tectosilicate

Nepheline, also called nephelite (from Greek : νεφέλη, "cloud"), is a rock forming mineral in the feldspathoid group: a silica-undersaturated aluminosilicate 3K 16, that occurs in intrusive rocks with low silica, and in their associated pegmatites and ceramic manufacturing and other industries, and has been investigated as an ore of aluminium.

Identification

Color of mineral

White
Grey
Brown
Red

Mohs scale ( mineral hardness )

6

Density ( specific gravity )

1.529
1.526

Luster ( interacts light )

Greasy
Vitreous

Crystal ( diaphaneity )

Hexagonal