petalite definition

  • noun:
    • an unusual pegmatitic mineral, a lithium aluminosilicate, because of the chemical formula LiAlSi4O10; used in the manufacture of crystallized cup ceramics.
    • an uncommon mineral, occurring crystallized plus in cleavable public, frequently white, or almost therefore, in color. It really is a silicate of aluminia and lithia.
    • A rare mineral, having a leaf-like cleavage, frequently occurring in masses of a milk-white color, usually tinged with gray, purple, or green.

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