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|Name:||Probably used in the mineralogical sense by 1706 and originally "smicka" and from the Latin micare - to flash or glisten in allusion to the material's appearance. Isinglass predates the use of mica as a mineral term and known from at least 1535, but isinglass also referred to the matter from the sturgeon fish that also had pearly flakes from the scales.|
A group of sheet silicates that can be parted into flexible or brittle sheets. Includes the True Micas and the Brittle Micas. Also known as the "mica family."
Classification of Mica Group
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Relationship of Mica Group to other Species
Other Names for Mica Group
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References for Mica Group
Hanks, Henry Garber (1882), Notes on mica, Min. Sci. Press: 44: 113, 129.
Colles, G.W. (1906) Mica and the Mica Industry. Philadelphia: Franklin Institute.
Stevens, Rollin Elbert & W.T. Schaller (1942), The rare alkalies in micas: American Mineralogist: 27: 525-537.
McCauley, J.W. and Newnham, R.E. (1973) Structure refinement of a barium mica. Zeitschrift Kristallographie: 137: 360-367.
Boettcher, A.L. and O'Neil, J.R. (1980) Stable isotope, chemical and petrographic studies of high pressure amphiboles and micas: evidence for metasomatism in the mantle source regions of alkali basalts and kimberlites. American Journal of Science: 280A: 594-621.
Ohta, T., Takeda, H., and Takéuchi, Y. (1982) Mica polytypism: similarities in the crystal structures of coexisting 1M and 2M 1 oxybioites. American Mineralogist: 67: 298-310.
Baley, S.W. (1984), Crystal chemistry of the true micas. In S.W. Bailey Ed., Micas, 13: 13-60. Reviews in Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Washington, D.C.
Guidotti, C.V. (1984) Micas in metamorphic rocks. In S.W. Bailey, Ed., Micas, 13: 357-467. Reviews in Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, Virginia.
Solie, D.N. and Su, Shu-Chun (1987) A occurrence of Ba-rich micas from the Alaska Range. American Mineralogist: 72: 995-999.
Tlili A, Smith D C, Beny J M, Boyer H (1989): A Raman microprobe study of natural micas. Mineralogical Magazine 53, 165-179.
Mitchell R.H. (1995a) Compositional variation of micas in kimberlites, orangeites, lamproites and lamprophyres. In 6th International Kimberlite Conference, Volume 16 Kimberlites, related rocks and mantle xenoliths, vol. 38: 390-392. Russian Geology and Geophysics, Alberton Press, New York.
Rieder, M., Cavazzini, G., D'Yakonov, Y.S., Frank-Kamenetskii, V.A., Gottardi, G., Guggenheim, S., Koval', P.V., Müller, G., Neiva, A.M.R., Radoslovich, E.W., Robert,J.-L., Sassi, F.P., Takeda, H., Weiss, Z., and Wones, D.R. (1998) Nomenclature of the micas. Canadian Mineralogist: 36: 905-912.
Greenwood, J.C. (1998) Barian-titanian micas from Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. Mineralogical Magazine: 62: 687-695.
Mineralogical Magazine (1999): 63: 267-279.
Beran, A. (2002) infrared spectroscopy of micas. In A. Mottana, F.P., Sassi, J.B. Thompson, Jr., and S. Guggenheim Eds., Micas: Crystal Chemistry and Metamorphic Petrology, 46: 351-369. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, Virginia.
Mottana, A., F.P., Sassi, J.B. Thompson, Jr., and S. Guggenheim Eds., Micas: Crystal Chemistry and Metamorphic Petrology. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, Virginia.
Fleet, M.E. (2003) Rock-Forming Minerals. 3A. Micas (2nd. edition). The Geological Society, London, U.K. (740 p.).
Hetherington, C.J., Gieré, R. and Graeser, S. (2003) Composition of barium-rich white micas from the Berisal complex, Simplon region, Switzerland. Canadian Mineralogist: 41: 1281-1291.
Mercier, P.H.J., Rancourt, D.G., Redhammer, G.J., Lalonde, A.E., Robert, J.-L., Berman, R.G., and Kodama, H. (2006) Upper limit of the tetrahedral rotation angle and factors affecting octahedral flattening in synthetic and natural 1M polytype C2/m space group micas. American Mineralogist: 91: 831-849.
RODA-ROBLES, Encarnación, Alfonso PESQUERA, Pedro P. GIL-CRESPO, José TORRES-RUIZ and Philippe DE PARSEVAL (2006). Mineralogy and geochemistry of micas from the Pinilla de Fermoselle
pegmatite (Zamora, Spain): European Journal of Mineralogy: 18: 369-377.
Internet Links for Mica Group
|Specimens:||The following Mica Group specimens are currently listed for sale on minfind.com.|
Localities for Mica Group
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