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muscovite
Mica Mi"ca, n. [L. mica crumb, grain, particle; cf. F. mica.] (Min.) The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc., being popularly called isinglass. Formerly called also cat-silver, and glimmer. Note: The important species of the mica group are: muscovite, common or potash mica, pale brown or green, often silvery, including damourite (also called hydromica); biotite, iron-magnesia mica, dark brown, green, or black; lepidomelane, iron, mica, black; phlogopite, magnesia mica, colorless, yellow, brown; lepidolite, lithia mica, rose-red, lilac. Mica (usually muscovite, also biotite) is an essential constituent of granite, gneiss, and mica slate; biotite is common in many eruptive rocks; phlogopite in crystalline limestone and serpentine. Mica diorite (Min.), an eruptive rock allied to diorite but containing mica (biotite) instead of hornblende. Mica powder, a kind of dynamite containing fine scales of mica. Mica schist, Mica slate (Geol.), a schistose rock, consisting of mica and quartz with, usually, some feldspar.
Muscovite
Muscovite Mus"co*vite, n. [See Muscovy glass.] 1. A native or inhabitant of Muscovy or ancient Russia; hence, a Russian. 2. (Min.) Common potash mica. See Mica.

Meaning of muscovite from wikipedia

- Muscovite (also known as common mica, isingl****, or potash mica) is a hydrated phyllosilicate mineral of aluminium and pot****ium with formula KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F...
- Muscovite is a mineral. Muscovite may also refer to: An inhabitant of the city of Moscow An old foreign name for the Russians who inhabited the historical...
- The Grand Duchy of Moscow, Muscovite Russia, Muscovite Rus' or Grand Prin****lity of Moscow (Russian: Великое княжество Московское, romanized: Velikoye...
- The Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars (also known as Russo-Lithuanian Wars, or just either Muscovite Wars or Lithuanian Wars) were a series of wars between the...
- a result of traditional habit and the need to distinguish between the Muscovite and the Lithuanian part of the Rus', as well as of the political interests...
- Muscovites may refer to: The inhabitants of Moscow The inhabitants of Muscovy Muscovy (disambiguation) This disambiguation page lists articles ****ociated...
- mica, whereas if the X ion is Ca, the mica is classed as a brittle mica. Muscovite Paragonite Brittle micas: Margarite Common micas: Biotite Lepidolite Phlogopite...
- Russian autocracy, Muscovite autocracy, tsarist absolutism, imperial absolutism, Russian absolutism, Muscovite absolutism, Muscovite despotism, Russian...
- Moscow Oblast (Russian: Моско́вская о́бласть, tr. Moskovskaya oblast', IPA: [mɐˈskofskəjə ˈobləsʲtʲ]), or Podmoskovye (Russian: Подмоско́вье, IPA: [pədmɐˈskovʲjə]...
- The Polish–Lithuanian–Muscovite Commonwealth was a proposed state that would have been based on a personal union between the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth...