Minerals of the World
MUSCOVITE MICA SPECIMEN
A large and rustic Muscovite Mica Specimen. Featuring many mica blades clustered together. This lovely silvery Mineral possesses special properties like electrical, thermal and electromagnetic insulation and shielding. We have personally measured these properties with a Trifield meter for shielding and Mica is one of the best natural radiation shields. It has been used scientifically for these purposes for well over a hundred years. This specimen is mounted on a perspex pad for enhanced display and to make some handling possible. Mica can be flaky and comes apart in thin sheets much like flexible plastic. It is a popular and unusual mineral that appeals to people of all ages. Muscovite is just one variety of Mica, named for the Russian province of Muscovy, known for its sheet mica. The associated white mineral is probably Albite.
Minas Gerais, Brazil.
17cm x 12cm x 6cm, 1058g.
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2 MICA GROUPSKU: MUSCOV028