The feldspars are a group of minerals that have similar
characteristics due to a similar structure. The following are two
kinds of feldspars available.
Albite belongs to the Plagioclase Feldspar group, an isomorphous solid solution series. Albite is one end
member, containing sodium and no calcium.
Albite is a very common mineral, and is an important rock-forming
mineral. It takes a longer time for Albite to crystallize than the
other feldspars. This enables Albite to form near-perfect crystals.
Albite is a common accessory mineral to rare and unusual minerals.
Albite is industrially important in the manufacture of ceramics.
Albite provides the best crystallized examples of Plagioclase
feldspars, and these crystals are popular among collectors. Albite
is also important in the study of mineral environments and crystal
Uses: used in ceramics, glass and enamel industries.
Specifications: K2O3 11% min
Fe2O3 0.3% max