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Potassium feldspar with well developed cleavage C. Sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar D. Plagioclase feldspar (labradorite) A. Muscovite B. 23 Two common micas: A. muscovite and B. biotite. 21 Feldspar group. A. Characteristic crystal form of plagioclase feldspar. B. Like this sample, most pink feldspar belongs to the potassium feldspar subgroup. C. Most sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar is light colored and has a porcelain luster. D. Calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar tends to be gray, blue-gray, or black in color.
Sample(s): _________________________________ 18. 6) exhibit(s) a glassy texture? Sample(s): _________________________________ Despite their significant compositional diversity, igneous rocks (and the magmas from which they form) can be divided into four groups, based on the proportions of light and dark silicate minerals. Felsic (granitic) igneous rocks are composed mainly of the light-colored minerals quartz and potassium feldspars, with lesser amounts of plagioclase feldspar. Recall that feldspar crystals can be identified by their rectangular shapes, flat surfaces, and tendency to be pink, white, or dark gray in color.
What physical property most distinguishes biotite mica from muscovite mica? ___________________________________________ 1 PROPERTY MINERAL One direction of cleavage: Striations: Multiple colors: Cubic cleavage: Nonmetallic, vitreous Luster: Fracture: Metallic luster: __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ 7. 28 illustrates the common crystal form of the mineral fluorite and the characteristic shape of a cleaved sample of fluorite.
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