sanidine

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sanidine (countable and uncountable, plural sanidines)

  1. (mineralogy) A variety of orthoclase feldspar found as tabular crystals embedded in volcanic rocks. It sometimes reflects a blue sheen along crystal planes. This phenomenon is called adularescence, and sanidine with this property is called moonstone.

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