15 Facts About Mica


Mica is common in igneous and metamorphic rock and is occasionally found as small flakes in sedimentary rock.

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Mica is widely distributed and occurs in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary regimes.

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Mica's value is based on its unique physical properties: the crystalline structure of mica forms layers that can be split or delaminated into thin sheets usually causing foliation in rocks.

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Mica is stable when exposed to electricity, light, moisture, and extreme temperatures.

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Mica is used in plastic automobile fascia and fenders as a reinforcing material, providing improved mechanical properties and increased dimensional stability, stiffness, and strength.

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Mica-reinforced plastics have high-heat dimensional stability, reduced warpage, and the best surface properties of any filled plastic composite.

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Mica is used in decorative coatings on wallpaper, concrete, stucco, and tile surfaces.

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Mica is added to latex balloons to provide a colored shiny surface.

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Mica insulation is used in high-temperature and fire-resistant power cables in aluminium plants, blast furnaces, critical wiring circuits, heaters and boilers, lumber kilns, metal smelters, and tanks and furnace wiring.

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Mica is birefringent and is therefore commonly used to make quarter and half wave plates.

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Mica is mechanically stable in micrometer-thin sheets which are relatively transparent to radiation while being impervious to most gases.

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Mica'set mica is used principally in the electronic and electrical industries.

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Mica was known to ancient Indian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Chinese civilizations, as well as the Aztec civilization of the New World.

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Mica flakes are used in Pakistan to embellish women's summer clothes, especially dupattas .

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Mica powder is used as a decoration in traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking, as when applied to wet ink with gelatin as thickener using kirazuri technique and allowed to dry, it sparkles and reflects light.

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