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Nephiline ((Na,K)AlSiO4) is a mineral found almost exclusively in the zinc deposits at Franklin, New Jersey, often in intimate mixture with franklinite and willemite. It has a relative hardness of 6.

The Nephilinae are a subfamily of spiders, the most conspicuous web-spinners in the tropics. The females are particularly colorful and large, and their orb webs can exceed a meter in diameter.