Muscovite is the most common of the mica family crystals, and grows in large sheets or 'book' formations. It is silvery and has good transparency when held up to the light, Muscovite has many industrial uses still today, including building and electronics work. The name Muscovite comes from the term Muscovy Glass, which was a name for the thick sheets of Mica used as a substitute for glass in Russia.

Alternative Names Mica
Colour Pink, White, Metallic
Hardness 2.5
Crystal system Monoclinic
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous, Silky, Pearly
Main Locations USA, India, China, Russia, Brazil, Namibia
Chakra Heart
Zodiac Aquarius, Leo
Numerology 1
Planetary Sun
Element Air