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VIII - Tectosilicates (Plagioclase Group)
Crystal habit of Albite

Name   Albite
Chemistry   Na[AlSi3O8]
Hardness   6 - 6.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   white, grey, dull green, colourless, grey or red caused by inclusions
Streak   white 
Density [g/cm3]   2.6 - 2.8
Crystal habit   triclinic, crystals blocky, tabular, platy, twins Albite Law (010), Pericline Law [010]
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] perfect, [010] good, angle 94°, fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   widely distributed rock forming mineral in igneous and metamorphic rocks

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