Definition of albite in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈalbīt/


A sodium-rich mineral of the plagioclase feldspar group, typically white, occurring widely in igneous rocks.
Example sentences
  • A plagioclase feldspar, albite probably, occurs as parallel growths of transparent colorless to yellowish crystals.
  • They collected several pegmatite pockets in which topaz was associated with both clear and smoky quartz, microcline, albite, muscovite, fluorite, and cassiterite.
  • Brookite is best known from alpine-cleft-type occurrences, where it is round with anatase, rutile, titanite, quartz, adularia, albite, hematite, calcite, and chlorite.


Early 19th century: from Latin albus 'white' + -ite1.

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Syllabification: al·bite

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