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 (nĕf′ə-lēn′, -lĭn) also neph·e·lite (-līt′)
A mineral of sodium-aluminum or potassium-aluminum silicate, occurring worldwide in igneous rocks and used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels.

[From Greek nephelē, cloud (because its fragments become cloudy when placed in nitric acid); see nebh- in Indo-European roots.]

neph′e·lin′ic (-lĭn′ĭk) adj.


(ˈnɛfɪlɪn; -ˌliːn) or


(Minerals) a whitish mineral consisting of sodium potassium aluminium silicate in hexagonal crystalline form: used in the manufacture of glass and ceramics. Formula: (Na,K)(AlSi)2O4
[C19: from French néphéline, from Greek nephelē cloud, so called because pieces of it become cloudy if dipped in nitric acid]


(ˈnɛf ə lɪn)

also neph•e•lite


a feldspathoid mineral, sodium potassium aluminum silicate, Na3KAl4Si4O16, occurring in basaltic lavas.
[1805–15; < French]
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Noun1.nepheline - a whitish mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate or potassium aluminum silicate in crystalline form; used in the manufacture of ceramics and enamels
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
nephelinite - an igneous rock consisting of nepheline and pyroxene
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Highlights include the environmental clearance for the development of its Ace gypsum deposit in western Newfoundland and positive initial geochemical results for its 2017 bulk sample of the Black Bay nepheline deposit in southern Labrador.
was approached with a new sort of freeness; a little Gerstley Borate here and a little Nepheline Syenite there gave me the sheen and shine that 1 was looking for.
Igneous bodies in the Wanikande-Wanakom area include dioritic rocks, micrograbbros, nepheline syenites, dolerites, basaltic sills, nephelinites, trachytes, and pyroclastics.
Other extender pigments noted in commercial products include Nepheline Syenite, Kaolin, calcium carbonate, and, while not a traditional coating extender, ground tire rubber.
Whereas phosphatic rocks are feedstock for both conventional and unconventional phosphate fertilizers, potassium silicates, such as feldspars, biotite, phlogopite, and muscovite, and rocks with feldspathoids, such as leucite, nepheline and clayrich sediments, especially illite, are the basis for alternative potassium fertilization (Straaten, 2010).
2]) can be transferred to albite (NaAlSi3O8) and nepheline (Na3KAl4Si4O16) phase or analogs, as shown in Figure 4, which could be dissolved in an aqueous acidic solution.
The host rock to these minerals, a coarse-grained nepheline syenite (Fig.
The chief metallic mineral resources include: gold, zinc, copper and tin-tungsten, while the chief non-metallic resources include: phosphate, high-grade silica sand, feldspar and nepheline syenite, kaolin, basalt and scoria, gypsum and anhydrite, limestone and dolomite, ornamental stone and quartz.
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.
The Khibiny Massif is a famous and unique mineral locality that is composed of a nepheline syenite intrusion rich in a large number of rare minerals.
Her teacher, Nepheline Khaye Karen Perez, 25, also confessed to her limited knowledge of De Zalameda.