Physical Properties. Muscovite is easily identified because its perfect cleavage allows it to be split into thin, flexible, elastic, colorless, transparent sheets with a pearly to vitreous luster. It is the only common mineral with these properties. Muscovite: Muscovite from Stoneham, Maine. Specimen is approximately 4 inches (10 centimeters ...
Healing Properties... This mica crystal is also a strong heart chakra stone. Although all colors of this stone will resonate with the heart chakra, both the deep pink colored Muscovite stone and the green stone have the strongest metaphysical properties within the heart chakra.
Muscovite is the most common mica, found in granites, pegmatites, gneisses, and schists, and as a contact metamorphic rock or as a secondary mineral resulting from the alteration of topaz, feldspar, kyanite, etc. In pegmatites, it is often found in immense sheets that are commercially valuable.
Muscovite and sometimes similar species were earlier called mica (Phillips and Kersey, 1706), glimmer (Phillips and Kersey, 1706), and isinglass (1747 according to OED) but all of these terms are still in use to some degree.
MICA, a generic term, refers to any of a group of approximately 30 silicate minerals occurring as non-fibrous plates. Muscovite (hydrated aluminium potassium silicate[KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F, OH)2 ])and phlogopite (potassium magnesium aluminum silicate hydroxide) are the two major micas of commerce.
Muscovite is an extremely common mineral, nevertheless there are some exceptional localities that need to be mentioned. Outstanding Muscovite crystals, some bright yellow and others with perfect star formations, come from the famous pegmatite localites in the Doce and Jequitinhonha Valleys in Minas Gerais Brazil. Specific localities include Divino das Laranjeiras ("stars"),Galileia, Gove...
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Muscovite is a potassium aluminium silicate hydroxide mineral commonly found in many rock types and as a primary mineral. Muscovite is often associated with other minerals such as Fuchsite and Verdite and is a member of the Mica group of minerals. Muscovite was used in industry for its electrical insulating and heat resisting properties.
Muscovite Chemical Composition. Muscovite is a potassium-rich mica with the following generalized composition… KAl 2 (AlSi 3 O 10)(OH) 2. In this formula potassium is sometimes replaced by other ions with a single positive charge such as sodium, rubidium, or cesium.
Colors can be white, silver, brown, green (Fuchsite), pink, purple and yellow. When the yellow variety of Muscovite forms a layered star pattern, it’s known as Star Muscovite, Gold Star Muscovite or Star Crystal. Muscovite enhances self-confidence and the ability to listen to your intuition.