• Feldspar - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldspar Feldspar is a common raw material used in glassmaking, ceramics, and to some extent as a filler and extender in paint, plastics, and rubber. In glassmaking, alumina from feldspar improves product hardness, durability, and resistance to chemical corrosion.
  • Feldspar Distinctions, Characteristics & Identification

    www.thoughtco.com/all-about-feldspar-1440957 Alkali feldspar (also called potassium feldspar or K-feldspar) has a color range from white to brick-red, and it's typically opaque. Many rocks have both feldspars, like granite. Cases like that are helpful for learning to tell the feldspars apart. The differences can be subtle and confusing.
  • feldspar | Properties, Uses, Types, & Facts | Britannica.com

    www.britannica.com/science/feldspar Feldspar, any of a group of aluminosilicate minerals that contain calcium, sodium, or potassium. Feldspars make up more than half of Earth’s crust, and professional literature about them constitutes a large percentage of the literature of mineralogy. Learn more about the properties and uses of feldspar in this article.
  • Feldspar | Minerals Education Coalition

    mineralseducationcoalition.org/minerals-database/feldspar Feldspar. Feldspar is the name given to a group of minerals distinguished by the presence of alumina and silica (SiO 2) in their chemistry.This group includes aluminum silicates of soda, potassium, or lime.
  • Feldspar | Definition of Feldspar at Dictionary.com

    www.dictionary.com/browse/feldspar Feldspar definition, any of a group of minerals, principally aluminosilicates of potassium, sodium, and calcium, characterized by two cleavages at nearly right angles: one of the most important constituents of igneous rocks. See more.
  • What is Feldspar? - Industrial Minerals Association ...

    www.ima-na.org/page/what_is_feldspar Feldspar is by far the most abundant group of minerals in the earth's crust, forming about 60% of terrestrial rocks. Most deposits offer sodium feldspar as well as potassium feldspar and mixed feldspars. Feldspars are primarily used in industrial applications for their alumina and alkali content.
  • Feldspar | iMinerals Inc.

    www.imineralsinc.com/our-products/feldspar The feldspar group minerals are the most abundant minerals in the earth’s crust. High concentrations of alumina (Al 2 O 3) and alkalis (K 2 O and Na 2 O) together with low levels of trace elements such as iron (reported as the oxide Fe 2 O 3) define a high-quality feldspar product.Alumina adds hardness, durability and resistance to chemical corrosion while the alkalis act as a flux lowering ...
  • Feldspar Statistics and Information

    www.usgs.gov/centers/nmic/feldspar-statistics-and-information In glassmaking, feldspar provides alumina for improving hardness, durability, and resistance to chemical corrosion. In ceramics, feldspar is used as a flux, lowering the vitrifying temperature of a ceramic body during firing and forming a glassy phase. Glass and ceramics continued to be the major end uses of feldspar.
  • Feldspar - Feldspar - Part of the Quartz Corp

    www.feldspar.com/feldspar Milled feldspar is a naturally occurring mineral with properties that make it an exceptional functional filler and extender in a wide range of ceramic and industrial applications. Minspar, the QUARTZ Corp’s high purity feldspar products, are widely used in paints and coatings, adhesives, caulks, and sealants, plastics and elastomers, engineered stone, ceramics, glass, and abrasives Read More...
  • Feldspar - Chemical composition | Britannica.com

    www.britannica.com/science/feldspar/Chemical-composition Feldspar - Feldspar - Chemical composition: All the rock-forming feldspars are aluminosilicate minerals with the general formula AT4O8 in which A = potassium, sodium, or calcium (Ca); and T = silicon (Si) and aluminum (Al), with a Si:Al ratio ranging from 3:1 to 1:1. Microcline and orthoclase are potassium feldspars (KAlSi3O8), usually designated Or in discussions involving their end-member ...