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Eisco Albite Specimen, 3cm in size

  • Albite sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Used as a hardness standard of 6, and exhibits two planes of cleavage
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Great sample for use in lessons about the Mohs hardness scale
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage


Albite is a variety of plagioclase feldspar that is rich in sodium. With a glossy sheen, 2 planes of cleavage, and a standard hardness of 6, this mineral is a classic standby for lessons in mineralogy and petrology. Useful in identification exercises when trying to distinguish from other feldspars. Samples are approximately 1" and come in a labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage.

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