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Micaceous Minerals 2
Not all micaceous looking minerals fall in the MICA group of phyllosilicate minerals. Many of the other silicates appear micaceous but are not. We'll have a look at some of these minerals and hopefully explain the difference. Take a look at our article on Mica and Other Micaceous Minerals.
- Turii alkaline Massif, Kola Peninsula, Russia
- Chip < 1cm
Tiny reddish plates in Quartz. Positively identified by Dr. Igor Pekov.
Phyllosilicate - Monoclinic - Mica group member. Ordinary (True or Common) Mica - Trioctahderal with Mg, some substitutions for of Fe3+ for silicon at the (T) positions and OH>F at (A) otherwise would be Fluorotetraferriphlogopite.
Found in ultrabasic alkaline massif of Kovdor.
- Crystal System
- Monoclinic - Prismatic