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Albite

Rocks & Minerals | Namibia

Introduction: So called because of its colour, hence the Latin name for white, 'albus'. It is a common rock forming mineral found in granites and other silica-rich igneous rocks.

Distribution: Occurs in large crystals in the Karibib-Usakos areas and from Klein Spitzkoppe, Erongo and the Rubicon pegmatites. Albite is also produced at the Natas and Kos mineral localities at Gamsberg.

Composition: Silicate.

Crystal system: Triclinic.

Lustre: Pearly

Streak: White.

Hardness: 6-6.5.

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