albite

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  • noun

Synonyms for albite

a widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks

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30] (oligo-clase-andesine) such that a magma crystallizing this composition of plagioclase will not increase in Be content until more albitic plagioclase crystallizes; (2) white mica; Be can enter the mica structure, therefore intrusions containing white mica potentially have higher Be contents, and are less capable of producing subsequent high-Be melts; and (3) cordierite; it can incorporate a large amount of Be and garnet cannot; therefore, late magmas associated with garnet-bearing intrusions are potentially more Be-rich.
Drill hole ASX-03-07 intersected several large oxide and sulphide sections including near surface specular hematite and magnetite and albitic alteration with copper, cobalt and significant uranium values.
These zones of secondary albite, previously been referred to as albitic aplite (Hutchinson 1982; Hughes 1995), are locally pervasive and such areas are preferentially enriched in Ta-Nb and phosphate minerals (Kontak 2004).
At all sites, the pegmatites are predominantly albitic, with abundant fine- and coarse-grained tantalite.
Perthitic texture is typically present, and albitic lamellae have compositions similar to those of separate plagioclase grains in the rock.
Plagioclase is albitic in most samples and relict clinopyroxene is normally preserved.