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SPI Supplies Individual Mounted Microanalysis Standard Item, Minerals Group, Albite
SPI Supplies Individual Mounted Microanalysis Standard Item, Minerals Group, Albite
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SPI Supplies Individual Mounted Microanalysis Standard Item, Minerals Group, Albite

Item Number AS1010-AB
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Price  $178.60

SPI Supplies Individual Mounted Microanalysis Standard Item, Minerals Group, Albite

This is a reflected light micrograph of a polished, carbon coated albite crystal. The identifying etched label, which is a feature of our standards, is invaluable for navigating in an electron beam instrument. Albite is the sodium rich member of the plagioclase felspars and is a useful standard for felspars and other aluminosilicates. The sodium shows a tendency to migrate under high beam currents, so caution is advised. The name refers to its white color (Latin - albus). 
Click here for a mineralogical account of everything you might want to know about Albite.

 

Element Wt % Oxide Wt %
O 48.76
Na 8.60 Na2O 11.59
Al 10.34 Al2O3 19.54
Si 32.03 SiO2 68.52
K 0.18 K2O 0.22
Ca 0.09 CaO 0.13


Sum 100.0 Sum 100.0