Talk:Nepheline

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Funny[edit]

I think this sentence is perhaps a bit funny. "It is very occasionally found in mica schist and gneiss."

Someone who agrees?

What is the stuff for?!?![edit]

Ok...now that we know...

Nepheline, also called nephelite (from Greek: nephos, "cloud"), is a feldspathoid: a silica-undersaturated aluminosilicate, Na3KAl4Si4O16, that occurs in intrusive and volcanic rocks with low silica, and in their associated pegmatites. It is very occasionally found in mica schist and gneiss.

...what the heck is the stuff most commonly used for?!?! That should be in the first paragraph as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.227.45.26 (talkcontribs) 14:49, 18 November 2007

Mother nature uses it to make quartz free igneous rocks. In some regions these rocks hold up trees and houses... Some of these rocks, nepheline syenite, are used in glassmaking. Why should that be in the first paragraph? Vsmith (talk) 15:04, 18 November 2007 (UTC)


I agree - nepheline is a major resource in Kyrgyzstan. But what is it used for? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.108.249.4 (talk) 13:52, 13 June 2010 (UTC)