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Synonyms for felspar

any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium

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The stones are often multi-coloured showing the presence of many minerals - mica, pink felspar and quartz.
Felspar has enhanced its TeamViews intranet applications suite for the control of business critical processes within large companies with a new module called Accounts Control.
Veteran Star Wars actor Anthony Daniels, who plays - or at least sits inside - the robot C3PO, has invested 20,000 pounds ($31,700) of his cash into London-based billing software and services start-up Felspar Ltd.
It is composed of coarse porphyritic granite, with large pink potash felspar phenocrysts often up to 5 cm long, set in a ground-mass of quartz, pink potash felspar and much dark ferromagnesian mineral (mainly biotite altering to chlorite).
Many minerals have more than one name as example the following four group examples being the same: [silica, quart, and flint]; {whiting and calcium carbonate]; [lithium felspar and Spodumene]; and [china clay, EPK, and kaolin].
A typical porcelain body may have been 66 percent kaolin, 30 percent felspar and 4 percent soapstone.
On July 26 last year, householder Darren Owens was woken by his wife screaming and ran downstairs to see Cooper climbing out of a kitchen window at their home in Felspar Road, Kirkby.
This was produced following the discovery of a British source of felspar on the Wales-Shropshire border in 1819.
The red soil layer is clay loam to light clay in texture, with some field-observable quartz and felspar grains, but containing much less granular material than in the underlying soil horizons.
The restaurant, which serves Cruz's signature Latin and Asian fusion cuisine, is located a mere two blocks from the ocean on Felspar Street near Cass Street in the heart of Pacific Beach, San Diego.
Custer Felspar 100 325 Silica 40 Pfizer Vicron Whiting 40 EPK 3.
He recites a litany of raw materials, pointing out examples: "lead basilicate frit and white felspar plus opacifier, give a background for colour response; zirconium gives a hard, clean white, tin a softer white; vanadium pentoxide gives a soft yellow; copper with an alkaline base gives Egyptian blue, or with an acidic base gives green.
The 69-year-old, who lives in nearby Felspar Road, added: ``It's about time something was done before somebody is knocked down by yobs racing cars down the lane.
One good place to rent a classic beach cruiser ($5 an hour, $20 all day) is Bicycle Discovery, 742 Felspar St.
There are basically three essential ingredients in porcelain: kaolin (china clay), felspar (china stone) and silica.