Crystals and Minerals

A Term Mica Explained

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By Morningbird

The word Mica comes from the Latin word mica meaning “crumb” or “grain” or from the Latin micare meaning “to shine”.

Mica is a family of minerals having similar properties: All micas are phyllosilicate (from the Greek for leaf, referring to their flat, sheet-like nature) minerals that can be easily split into flexible sheets of the mineral.

Micas are often found inside other stones and give them a sparkly appearance.

Muscovite is the most common mica and when people say mica, this is usually the mineral they are referring to.

Mica is associated with the element Air and the planet Mercury.

Written by Morningbird & Witchipedia Team

I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years. As a founder and lead writer on Witchipedia, I’ve been publishing articles since 2006.

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