Mica

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Rock wi mica

The mica group o sheet silicate (phyllosilicate) minerals includes several closely relatit materials havin close tae perfect basal cleavage. Aw are monoclinic, wi a tendency taewards pseudohexagonal crystals, an are similar in chemical composeetion. The nearly perfect cleavage, which is the maist prominent characteristic o mica, is explained bi the hexagonal sheet-like arrangement o its atoms.

The wird "mica" is derived frae the Laitin wird mica, meanin "a crumb", an probably influenced bi micare, tae glitter.[1]

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  1. E. M. Kirkpatrick, ed. (1983). Chambers 20th Century Dictionary. Schwarz, Davidson, Seaton, Simpson, Sherrard (New ed.). Edinburgh: W & R Chambers Ltd. p. 793. ISBN 0550102345.