Feldspar vs Hyalophane - What's the difference?

feldspar | hyalophane |


In mineral|lang=en terms the difference between feldspar and hyalophane

is that feldspar is (mineral) any of a large group of rock-forming minerals that, together, make up about 60% of the earth's outer crust the feldspars are all aluminum silicates of the alkali metals sodium, potassium, calcium and barium feldspars are the principal constituents of igneous and plutonic rocks while hyalophane is (mineral) a monoclinic crystalline mineral, a barium-rich potassium feldspar.

As nouns the difference between feldspar and hyalophane

is that feldspar is (mineral) any of a large group of rock-forming minerals that, together, make up about 60% of the earth's outer crust the feldspars are all aluminum silicates of the alkali metals sodium, potassium, calcium and barium feldspars are the principal constituents of igneous and plutonic rocks while hyalophane is (mineral) a monoclinic crystalline mineral, a barium-rich potassium feldspar.

feldspar

English

Alternative forms

* felspar

Noun

(en noun)
  • (mineral) Any of a large group of rock-forming minerals that, together, make up about 60% of the earth's outer crust. The feldspars are all aluminum silicates of the alkali metals sodium, potassium, calcium and barium. Feldspars are the principal constituents of igneous and plutonic rocks.
  • Derived terms

    * feldsparlike

    See also

    * albite * bytownite * andesine * anorthite * granite * labradorite * microcline * mineral * oligoclase * orthoclase * rock

    hyalophane

    Noun

  • (mineral) A monoclinic crystalline mineral, a barium-rich potassium feldspar.
  • Synonyms

    * jaloallofane