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DescriptionCleavelandite is a variety of albite, NaAlSi3O8 (sodium aluminum silicate). It is the last of the feldspars to crystallize from molten rock. Cleavelandite forms extremely thin, platy, white and sometimes very transparent crystals.
PhotographerShannon Heinle. 2002-09-13.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection #1889.
Key wordscleavelandite, albite, feldspar
Tech details699 KB. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number2921