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In ceramics, feldspars are used in glazes and clay bodies. They vitrify stonewares and porcelains. They supply KNaO flux to glazes to help them melt.
The most common source of fluxes for high and medium temperature glazes and bodies.
Feldspars are abundant and varied in nature. They contain small amounts of quartz (while nepheline syenite does not).
A granite rock of quartz, mica and feldspar.
Quartz is the most abundant mineral on earth, it is the main crystalline mineral form of silica (SiO
Most common feldspars contain both sodium and potassium. The term K-Feldspar designates one where th
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