Alaskite

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In the United States, a commonly used term for a granitic rock containing few, if any, dark minerals. The term is used to designate granitoid rocks in which quartz constitutes 20% to 60% of the felsic minerals and in which the ratio of alkali feldspar to total feldspar is greater than 90%; i.e., the equivalent of alkali granite. Alaskite is a commercial source of feldspar near Spruce Pine, NC. CF: aplogranite
Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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