oligoclase


oligoclase

noun Mineralogy.

  1. a kind of plagioclase feldspar occurring commonly in white crystals, sometimes shaded with gray, green, or red.

noun

  1. a white, bluish, or reddish-yellow feldspar mineral of the plagioclase series, consisting of aluminium silicates of sodium and calcium. Formula: NaAlSi 3 O 8 .CaAl 2 Si 2 O 8

  1. A white to gray triclinic mineral of the plagioclase feldspar group. Oligoclase occurs in igneous rocks with a relatively high silica content, such as granite. Chemical formula: (Na,Ca)(Al,Si)AlSi2O8.

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