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leu·cite

 (lo͞o′sīt′)
n.
A white or gray mineral of potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi2O6.

leu·cit′ic (-sĭt′ĭk) adj.

leucite

(ˈluːsaɪt)
n
(Minerals) a grey or white mineral consisting of potassium aluminium silicate: a source of potash for fertilizers and of aluminium. Formula: KAlSi2O6
leucitic adj

leu•cite

(ˈlu saɪt)

n.
a feldspathoid mineral, potassium aluminum silicate, KAlSi2O6, found in potassium-rich igneous rocks.
[< German Leucit (1791) < Greek leuk(ós) white + German -it -ite1]
leu•cit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) adj.
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In areas where the crust is just thin enough to allow melting, scientists found a greater presence of leucitite -- a rock-forming mineral composed of potassium, aluminum, uranium and thorium found in low-volume magmas.
The igneous activity in the Pripyat rift terminated after the extrusion of nepheline leucitites which are intercalated with Upper Frasnian-Upper Famennian sediments (370-359 Ma; Kusznir et al.