The first reported discovery of Albite was in 1815 for an occurrence in Sweden. The name is derived from the Latin word albus, which means white and describes the color of the stone.
Albite is usually a white or translucent stone with a bluish tinge. Rainbow Moonstones are a cut and polished form of Albite. See more information on Moonstones!
Albite is used commercially in ceramics, being ground very fine and mixed with kaolin and quartz; as upon heating, the feldspar fuses and acts as a cement binding all of the materials together.