sodalite

See also: sodalité

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Named for the alkaline silicate composition.

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sodalite (plural sodalites)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral of alkaline igneous and plutonic rocks that are low in silica, of the chemical composition of sodium aluminum silicate with chlorine, Na4Al3Si3O12Cl. Pink sodalite is sometimes called hackmanite. Sodalite and lazurite form the sodalite Group of silicate minerals.

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  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021) , “Sodalite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database
  • sodalite”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

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