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VIII - Phyllosilicates (Mica Group)
Crystal habit of Muscovite Muscovite

Name   Muscovite
Chemistry   KAl2[(OH,F)2|AlSi3O10]
Hardness   2 - 2.5
Lustre   vitreous
Colour   colourless, yellowish, greenish, reddish
Streak   white
Density [g/cm3]   2.8
Crystal habit   monoclinic, crystals tabular, pseudohexagonal
Cleavage, Fracture   [001] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   sericite = microcrystalline variety
lamellar, coarse to fine flaked, in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks

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