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  • Potassium Feldspar – Earth Minerals Industrial Company

    Potassium Feldspar. The name of Feldspar refers to group of Aluminum Silicate of potassium, sodium and calcium. The chief use of Feldspar is in the Ceramic and Glass Industries. Smaller quantities are used in the manufacturing of tiles, whiteware, and sanitary ware. Potassium feldspar melts at around 1200C (higher than soda feldspar)...

  • Feldspar | Minerals Education Coalition

    Feldspar. This group includes aluminum silicates of soda, potassium, or lime. It is the single most abundant mineral group on Earth. They account for an estimated 60% of exposed rocks, as well as soils, clays, and other unconsolidated sediments, and are principal components in rock classification schemes.

  • Feldspar Group Minerals | Types, Properties, Occurrence, Uses

    In glassmaking, alumina from feldspar improves product hardness, sturdiness, and resistance to chemical corrosion. In ceramics, the alkalis in feldspar (calcium oxide, potassium oxide, and sodium oxide) act as a flux, decreasing the melting temperature of a combination.

  • Potassium feldspar | Potassium feldspar (upper specimen is ...

    Jan 30, 2017 · The potassium feldspars (K-feldspars) (also known as alkali feldspars) are those that range in composition from pure K-feldspar to pure Na-feldspar (actually, feldspars with ~even & random mixes of potassium and sodium are rare). The feldspars with Na and/or Ca are the plagioclase feldspars.