- a whitish or grayish mineral, potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi2O6, found in alkali volcanic rocks.
Origin of leucite
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In the lava of 1848 leucite was found to reach 44.9 per cent.
Section of leucite crystal from the lava of 1868, with fluid cavities.
Leucite, lū′sīt, n. a whitish mineral occurring only in volcanic rocks.
Nepheline appears to decrease in amount as leucite increases.
The flows from Kibo include nepheline and leucite basanite lavas rich in soda felspars.
- a grey or white mineral consisting of potassium aluminium silicate: a source of potash for fertilizers and of aluminium. Formula: KAlSi 2 O 6