Two colors of mica!
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Mica minerals make some rocks sparkle!
Look for them in your igneous and metamorphic rocks. Do they make your rocks sparkle?
They break into flat plates because they have cleavage.
Last modified January 24, 2008 by Lisa Gardiner.
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TES XXVI, 3 fall 2010
The Fall 2010 issue of The Earth Scientist
, focuses on rocks and minerals, including articles on minerals and mining, the use of minerals in society, and rare earth minerals, and includes 3 posters!
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