What is it and where is it formed?
Mica is a group of
minerals that include
Lepidolite. This group of minerals are found in
igneous rock. Mica isnít
identified by its color very often because when it splits
into sheets, you can peel off layers that are colorless and
transparent. So, saying that micas are a certain color all
the time doesn't work because micas of any color can become
colorless when the layers are peeled thinly enough.
What is it used for?
Micas are used as electronic equipment insulators because
they can handle high heat. Others, like vermiculite, are
used as insulation. Micas are used in paint, wallpaper,
cement, and windows in iron stoves. They can be used in
What are the Mica minerals like?
similarities. They all:
Stand high heat, pressure, and erosion
Break easily into sheets that can be
separated. This means they have perfect cleavage since
they split into perfect sheets in only one direction.
Have aluminum, oxygen, potassium, and
Have pearly shines.
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