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A blue-white mineral, Na4Al3Si3O12Cl, found in silica-poor igneous rocks.
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(Minerals) a blue, grey, yellow, or colourless mineral consisting of sodium aluminium silicate and sodium chloride in cubic crystalline form. It occurs in basic igneous rocks. Formula: Na4Al3Si3O12Cl
[C19: from soda + -lite]
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(ˈsoʊd lˌaɪt)

a blue mineral, sodium aluminum silicate with chlorine, Na4Al3Si3O12Cl, found in igneous rocks that contain a high percentage of sodium and potassium alkali.
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Noun1.sodalite - a vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline formsodalite - a vitreous mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate and sodium chloride in crystalline form; occurs in igneous rocks
mineral - solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
igneous rock - rock formed by the solidification of molten magma
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Rather, it uses an alkaline source, such as caustic soda, at the temperature and pressure required to convert the mineral spodumene to a lithium-bearing sodalite phase.
Lovely colours include Lichen/ Sodalite Blue, PS105,
For example, with Sodalite Cabins, he cut out fabric on Friday night and had the quilt finished by 9:00 a.m.
It is apparent that three different zeolites, phillipsite-Na ([Na.sub.4]K[Al.sub.5][Si.sub.11][O.sub.32]- 10[H.sub.2]O, ICDD 73-1419), analcime ([Na.sub.6][Al.sub.6][Si.sub.12][O.sub.36] x 6[H.sub.2]O, ICDD 76-0906), and sodalite ([Na.sub.8][Al.sub.6][Si.sub.6][O.sub.24][(OH).sub.2] x 2[H.sub.2]O, ICDD 76-1639), can be obtained in the [K.sub.2]O-[Na.sub.2]O-[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3]-Si[O.sub.2]- [H.sub.2]O system.
Choy, "Nanocrystalline sodalite from [Al.sub.2][O.sub.3] pillared clay by solid-solid transformation," Chemistry of Materials, vol.
Hupp, "Opening ZIF-8: a catalytically active zeolitic imidazolate framework of sodalite topology with unsubstituted linkers," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.
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1) has been known as a collecting locality for specimens of cancrinite, sodalite, nepheline, and lepidomelane (Fe-rich biotite).