Characteristics of Muscovite?

Answer Muscovite is a mineral, commonly known as mica. It is in a class of minerals that most students study in basic geology classes. In these studies, most people will learn how to identify minerals thr... Read More »

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What is a Muscovite?

A "Muscovite" is a native or resident of Moscow, Russia. The term is a demonym, a name for a group of people from a particular area. Just as a Parisian is from Paris, and a Sydneysider is from Sydn... Read More »

When was muscovite discovered?

Muscovite was first officially categorized, and thus discovered, in 1850. It is a common rock, white or clear in color, and often sparkling in appearance. The name "muscovite" comes from its histor... Read More »

How is muscovite formed?

Muscovite is a naturally occurring mineral (and one of several types of mica) found across the world. It is one of the most common minerals in igneous rock and also occurs in metamorphic and sedime... Read More »

Where is muscovite located?

Muscovite is a mineral that is made from potassium and aluminum. Muscovite can be found all over the world, however, the largest quantities of the mineral can be found in Brazil, Pakistan and India... Read More »