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Mineral: Leucite

Notes

Hardness: 5.5-6 Density: 2.5
K2O 21.50%, Al2O3 23.50%, SiO2 55%
An alumino-silicate common to granites and feldspars, often accompanied by nepheline. Easily fluxed below 1000C.

Out Bound Links

  • (Minerals - Related) Nepheline

    A feldspathoid silica-undersaturated aluminosilicate mineral.

  • (Minerals - Related) K-Feldspar

    Most common feldspars contain both sodium and potassium. The term K-Feldspar designates one where the K2O/Na2O balance heavily favors K2O.

  • (URLs) Leucite at Wikipedia.com

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucite

  • (URLs) Leucite mineralogy data

    http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/Leucite.pdf

In Bound Links

  • (Materials - Related) Potash Feldspar - K2O.Al2O3.6SiO2

    K-Feldspar, Orthoclase, K Feldspar, Potassium Feldspar


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