Virtual Museum ID: 19-P4-06
6cm wide muscovite sheets
Muscovite is a white mica mineral that forms very thin flakes, which often grow together in “books” many layers thick. Usually quite small, the hexagonal flakes can grow up to a metre across, although this is extremely rare because the flakes are so delicate. Muscovite forms in several different geological environments: in metamorphic rocks, especially schist and gneiss, and in mineral deposits like porphyry deposits, where it occurs in and around veins.
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Original Collection:Smithers Exploration Group (SEG)
Virtual Museum ID:19-P4-06
Date Added to VM:2019-02-22
Sample Origin:SEG is location
Datum:09 (NAD 83)
Primary Mineral Formula:
Advanced Geological Information
The following section provides geological data relating to the specimen or the site it was collected from, when available. Information has been obtained from various sources including private and government datasets but may not be up to date. Any geological time periods or ages listed often relate to the primary geology of the area, and may not be the actual date of an event such as mineral formation.