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DescriptionAlbite is a common felspar and is the “pivot” mineral of two different feldspar series. Albite is the last of the feldspars to crystallize from molten rock. All plagioclase feldspars show a type of twinning that is named after albite. Albite's chemical formula is NaAlSi3O8. The name comes from the Latin, albus, in allusion to the common color.
LocationUSA ▹ Virginia. Near Ameila Courthouse.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2002-09-13.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1691.
Key wordsalbite, feldspar, albite twinning
Tech details493 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2917