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Id 48
Identification Type Mineral
Name Muscovite
Distinguishing Features Shredded
Stringy
Colorless
High-birefringence
Description Transparent, colorless. Strong second-order birefringence. Shredded or stringy texture common. Low relief. Usually does not look similar to biotite.
Tags ragged
transparent
mica
silicate
External Resources Muscovite on MinDat
Imposters Toothpick

Images
Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: AM
Notes: none
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Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: AM
Notes: none
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: AM
Notes: none
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Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Blas Valero
Notes: transparent flaky low birefringent
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Blas Valero
Notes: transparent flaky low birefringent
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Blas Valero
Notes: transparent flaky low birefringent
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Blas Valero
Notes: transparent flaky low birefringent
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Blas Valero
Notes: transparent flaky low birefringent
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Muscovite
Site name: Malawi
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Blas Valero
Notes: transparent flaky low birefringent
Image Tags: none