microcline

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Microcline
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Etymology[edit]

From micro- (small) +‎ -cline.

Noun[edit]

microcline (countable and uncountable, plural microclines)

  1. (mineralogy) A common feldspar of igneous, plutonic, and metamorphic rocks, made of potassium aluminum silicate, with the chemical formula KAlSi3O8. Microcline is the main feldspar of granite. The bluish-green variety is called amazonstone, and is sometimes of gem quality. Used in ceramics, ceramic glazes, and as a scouring powder.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Microcline” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • microcline mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016