Origin of sanidine
OTHER WORDS FROM sanidinesan·i·din·ic [san-i-din-ik], /ˌsæn ɪˈdɪn ɪk/, adjective
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All the upper part of the mountain is composed of a pumiceous tufa, rich in sanidine and of a characteristic greenish colour.A Study of Recent Earthquakes|Charles Davison
Sanidine, san′i-din, n. a clear glassy variety of orthoclase.
It is remarkable for the large crystals of sanidine (glassy felspar) which it contains, and has a rude columnar structure.
(c.) Phonolite (Clinkstone) is a trachytic rock, composed essentially of sanidine, nepheline, and augite or hornblende.
Trachyte from Hungary; felsitic paste with crystals of hornblende and sanidine, and a little magnetite.