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Anorthite  n.  A mineral of the feldspar family, commonly occurring in small glassy crystals, also a constituent of some igneous rocks. It is a lime feldspar. See Feldspar.

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... carried away by circulating waters, to be redeposited elsewhere as sediments, vein fillings, and cements. Figure 1 illustrates the actual mineral and volume changes in the weathering of a granite—one of the most common rocks. The minerals anorthite, albite, and orthoclase named in this figure are all feldspars; sylvite and halite are chlorides of potash and soda. The weathering processes tend to destroy the original minerals, textures, and chemical composition. They are collectively known as ...
— The Economic Aspect of Geology • C. K. Leith

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