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 Nova Scotia Minerals: Muscovitespacer

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MUSCOVITE

KAl2(AlSi3O10)(F, OH)2
Potassium aluminum silicate hydroxide fluoride


Location
UTM (NAD27)
Zone 20
 Northing 0000000
 Easting 000000
Details:
 Description
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 Cleavage: perfect in one direction producing thin sheets or flakes

 Colour: white, silver, yellow, green and brown

 Fracture: not readily observed due to cleavage but is uneven

 Hardness: 2 - 2.5

 Luster: vitreous to pearly

 Streak: white

 Possible Useage: heat and electrical insulator for industrial purposes

 More Info: Mineral Gallery, Mineralogy Database

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