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Definition of Albite

  • A mineral of the feldspar family, triclinic in crystallization, and in composition a silicate of alumina and soda. It is a common constituent of granite and of various igneous rocks. See Feldspar.
  • a widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks

How to use albite in a sentence. Albite pronunciation.

Albite, or soda-feldspar, a mineral which plays a more subordinate part than was formerly supposed, this name having been given to much which has since been proved to be Oligoclase.
The minerals, he observes, which abound in basalt are of greater specific gravity than those composing the feldspathic lavas; thus, for example, hornblende, augite, and olivine are each more than three times the weight of water; whereas common feldspar and albite have each scarcely more than 2 1/2 times the specific gravity of water; and the difference is increased in consequence of there being much more iron in a metallic state in basalt and greenstone than in trachyte and other allied feldspathic lavas.
Albite. Aldeby and Chillesford beds.
A common metallic element of the alkali group, in nature always occuring combined, as in common salt, in albite, etc.

Examples of Albite

Example #1
We may sometimes follow a bed of limestone, shale, or sandstone, for a distance of many hundred yards continuously; but we generally find at length that each individual stratum thins out, and allows the beds which were previously above and below it to meet.
Example #2
Yet, however uniform and horizontal may be the surface of new deposits in general, there are still many disturbing causes, such as eddies in the water, and currents moving first in one and then in another direction, which frequently cause irregularities.
Example #3
A well-known fact seems to confirm this idea: by far the greater number of the stones used for building and road-making are much softer when first taken from the quarry than after they have been long exposed to the air; and these, when once dried, may afterwards be immersed for any length of time in water without becoming soft again.
Example #4
It is probable that many strata became solid at the time when they emerged from the waters in which they were deposited, and when they first formed a part of the dry land.
Example #5
Alkali, present in the Palaeozoic strata.
Example #6
Clymenien-kalk and Cypridinen-schiefer of Germany.