Muscovite Encyclopedia

Britannica 1911. Muscovite Encyclopedia. GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES: MUSCOVITE, a rockforming mineral belonging to the mica group (see Mica). It is also known as potashmica, being a potassium, hydrogen and aluminium orthosilicate, H2KA13(S104)a. As the common white mica obtainable in thin, transparent cleavage sheets of large size it was formerly used in Russia for window panes and known

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Muscovite Encyclopedia

muscovite An important rockforming mineral and member of the mica group with composition K 2 Al 4 [Si 3 AlO 10] 2 (OH,F) 4 (see MICAS) when K is replaced by Na the mineral is called paragonite and is related to the phyllosilicates (sheet silicates) lepidolite and zinnwaldite (both lithiumbearing micas) sp. gr. 2.82.9 hardness 2.53.0 monoclinic normally colourless to very pale grey

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Muscovite (thin section) :: Rocks and Minerals

Home Rocks and Minerals Muscovite (thin section) Reference URL Share . Add tags Comment Rate. To link to this object, paste this link in email, IM or document To embed this object, paste this HTML in website. Muscovite (thin section) View Description. Download:

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Muscovite Mineral Uses and Properties

Muscovite is the most common mineral of the mica family. It is an important rockforming mineral present in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Like other micas it readily cleaves into thin transparent sheets. Muscovite sheets have a pearly to vitreous luster on their surface. If they are held up to the light, they are transparent and nearly colorless, but most have a slight brown

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Sericite mineral Britannica

Muscovite, abundant silicate mineral that contains potassium and aluminum. Muscovite is the most common member of the mica group. Because of its perfect cleavage, it can occur in thin, transparent, but durable sheets. Sheets of muscovite were used in Russia for windowpanes

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Muscovite Wikipedia

Muscovite (also known as common mica, isinglass, or potash mica) is a hydrated phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and potassium with formula K Al 2 (AlSi 3 O 10)(F,OH) 2, or 2 (Al 2 O 3) 3 (SiO 2) 6 (H 2 O). It has a highly perfect basal cleavage yielding remarkably thin laminae (sheets) which are often highly elastic. Sheets of muscovite 5 meters × 3 meters (16.5 feet × 10 feet) have been

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Muscovite Mineral Data

Muscovite Mineral Data Search Webmineral : Home: Crystal: jmol: jPOWD: Chem: X Ray: Dana: Strunz: Properties: A to Z: Images: Share : News: Help: About: Advertisment. General Muscovite Information : Chemical Formula: KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2 : Composition: Molecular Weight = 398.71 gm Potassium 9.81 % K 11.81 % K 2 O Aluminum 20.30 % Al 38.36 % Al 2 O 3 Silicon 21.13 % Si 45.21 % SiO 2

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Muscovite mineral Britannica

Muscovite, also called common mica, potash mica, or isinglass, abundant silicate mineral that contains potassium and aluminum. Muscovite is the most common member of the mica group. Because of its perfect cleavage, it can occur in thin, transparent, but durable sheets.Sheets of muscovite were used in Russia for windowpanes and became known as Muscovy glass (isinglass), hence its common name.

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