SUPPORT US. If is important to you, click here to donate to our Fall 2019 fundraiser!
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Sodic plagioclase

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Hide all sections | Show all sections

About Sodic plagioclaseHide

A petrological term for plagioclase feldspars dominant in sodium.

In pure mineralogical terms the name albite would be synonymous.

Pronounciation of Sodic plagioclaseHide

PlayRecorded byCountry
Jolyon & Katya RalphUnited Kingdom

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Sodic plagioclase in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

Internet Links for Sodic plagioclaseHide

Significant localities for Sodic plagioclaseHide

Showing 27 significant localities out of 11,703 recorded on

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Québec
    • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
      • La Vallée-de-l'Or RCM
        • Réservoir-Dozois
[Albite var: Oligoclase] Age of the Cabonga nepheline syenite, Grenville Province, western Quebec Hudon, Pierre; Friedman, Richard M.; Gauthier, Gilles; Martignole, Jacques Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, vol. 43, issue 9, pp. 1237-1249
  • Caldas Department
    • Salamina Municipality
[Albite var: Andesine] Tassinari, C.C.G., Pinzon, F.D., and Buena Ventura, J. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 505-518.
  • Lower Saxony
    • Harz
      • St Andreasberg District
        • St Andreasberg
[Albite] August Breithaupt (1843) Poggendorff Ann. v 69, p. 441
  • Community of Madrid
[Albite] Garcia G., Gonzalez C., Bueno A. (2004) - Cadalso de los Vidrios (Madrid), Bocamina, n° 14, pp: 12-46.
  • Dalarna County
    • Falun
[Albite] Gahn, J.G. & Berzelius, J.J. (1815): Afhandl. Fys. Kem. Min., 4, 180; American Mineralogist (1990) 75, 135.
  • Valais
    • Bagnes Valley
      • Verbier
[Albite] Erik Vercammen photo & specimen (Bought at the Fiesch-show in 2003)
  • California
    • San Diego Co.
      • Pala District
        • Pala
          • Chief Mountain
            • Elizabeth R. Mine (Hazel W. claim)
[Albite] Mauthner, M. H. F. (2008), The Forty-niner Pocket, Oceanview Mine, Pala District, San Diego County, California. Rocks & Minerals 83(4): 292-297.
  • Colorado
    • Gunnison Co.
      • Willow Creek District
[Albite var: Cleavelandite] The Williamson Southern Group National Collection
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Redding (Reading)
        • Branchville
[Albite] []; Cameron et al (1954) USGS Prof Paper 255; Rocks & Minerals (1995) 70:396-409
      • Trumbull
        • Long Hill
[Albite] Harold Moritz collection
[Albite] Hobbs, W. H. (1901): The old tungsten mine in Trumbull, Conn. USGS Annual Report 22:7-22; Januzzi, Ronald E. (1976): Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut; Sullivan, Earle C. (1985): History and Minerals of Old Mine Park. Second Edition, Revised and Expanded. Trumbull Historical Society, Inc.
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Litchfield
[Albite] Brunet, William M. (1977). Ilmenite Occurrences In Litchfield, Connecticut. Rocks & Minerals: 52(11): 415-20.
      • Plymouth
[Albite] Former Ed Force collection
    • Middlesex Co.
      • Haddam
[Albite] Yedlin, Neal. (1967). The Micromounter. Rocks and Minerals: 42(11): 840-842.
        • Haddam Neck
[Albite] Mineralogical Magazine 1902 13 : 97-121.; USGS Prof Paper 255; Scovil, Jeffrey A. (1992): Famous Mineral Localities: the Gillette Quarry, Haddam Neck, Connecticut. (Mineralogical Record, 23(1):19-28.)
[Albite] Foye, W. G. (1922): Mineral Localities in the Vicinity of Middletown, Connecticut. (American Mineralogist 7:4-12)
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
[Albite] Jenks, William F. (1935): Pegmatites at Collins Hill, Portland, Conn. American Journal of Science: s. 5, 30: 177-197.; Cameron, Eugene N., Larrabee David M., McNair, Andrew H., Page, James T., Stewart, Glenn W., and Shainin, Vincent E. (1954): Pegmatite Investigations 1942-45 New England; USGS Professional Paper 255: 333-338.; Stugard, Frederick, Jr. (1958): Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut. USGS Bulletin 1042-Q.
    • Tolland Co.
      • Union
[Albite] Bartsch, Rudolf C. B. (1940): New England Notes. Rocks & Minerals, vol. 15, no. 8, p. 274.
  • New Mexico
    • Otero Co.
[Albite] D.Court collection
  • Rhode Island
    • Washington Co.
      • Westerly
        • Bradford
[Albite] Miller, C. E. (1971) Rhode Island Minerals and Their Locations, O. D. Hermes, Ed., University of Rhode Island, Kingston
Mineral and/or Locality is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 14, 2019 07:06:31 Page generated: May 28, 2019 16:23:37
Go to top of page