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Get the best Feldspar in the field of Feldspar mining. Import Feldspar from the best supplier of Feldspar in affordable prices. Use Feldspar for the different uses in Feldspar production

Get the best Feldspar in the field of Feldspar mining. Import Feldspar from the best supplier of Feldspar in affordable prices. Use Feldspar for the different uses in Feldspar production

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    • Feldspar Feldspar is the mineral name given to a group of minerals distinguished by the presence of aluminum (Al) and the silica ion (SiO 4) in their chemistry. This group includes aluminum silicates of soda (sodium oxide), potassium (potassium oxide), or lime (calcium oxide). Feldspar is the single most abundant mineral group on Earth. Together, the varieties of feldspar account for one half of the Earth’s crust. The minerals included in this group are orthoclase, microcline, and the plagioclase feldspars. They form in a variety of thermal environments, during the crystallization of liquid rock (magma), by metamorphism of rocks deep in the earth, and in sedimentary processes.Feldspars are relatively hard at 6 on Mohs' hardness scale. Feldspars are generally light-colored, including white, pink, tan, green, or gray. The color varies due to impurities within the crystal structure. Feldspar is the mineral that gives granite its pink, green or gray color. When feldspar weathers from igneous or metamorphic rocks, it can accumulate as sand. It is, however, easily weathered, and eventually will break down into clay.
    • Name The name feldspar is a contraction of the longer name fieldspar, some early specimens were found in fields. The term spar is a generic term used by geologists to refer to any non- metallic mineral with a glassy (vitreous) luster that breaks on distinct flat surfaces (planes). The name was officially given its name by Johan Gottschalk Wallerius in 1747.
    • Sources Feldspar is mined from large granite bodies (called plutons by geologists), from pegm`atites (formed when the last fluid stages of a crystallizing granite becomes concentrated in small liquid and vapor-rich pockets that allow the growth of extremely large crystals), and from sands composed mostly of .feldspar Because feldspar is such a large component of the Earth’s crust, it is assumed that the supply of feldspar is more than adequate to meet demand for a very long time to come. It is so abundant that geologists and economists have not even compiled data on potential deposits of feldspar for future consumption. .Present mines worldwide are adequately meeting the need for raw feldspar The United States produces about $45 million worth of feldspar annually. North Carolina generates nearly half of the raw feldspar produced in the United States. Six other states produce smaller amounts. Other countries producing feldspar include Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Norway and Spain. Uses Feldspar is used to make dinnerware and bathroom and building tiles. In ceramics and glass production, feldspar is used as a flux. A flux is a material .that lowers the melting temperature of another material, in this case, glass Substitutes and Alternative Sources Feldspar can be replaced by other minerals and mineral mixtures of similar physical properties. Minerals that could be used to replace feldspar include pyrophyllite, clays, talc, and feldspar-silica (quartz) mixtures. The abundance of will make these substitutions unnecessary for the foreseeable future.
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