Mica on Albite Chunk #4
Here is a specimen of muscovite that is way better than what you usually see in a mica specimen. The crystals have grown in a tight cluster of individual books of hexagonal crystals with superlative crystal form, all grouped together in helter-skelter fashion on a matrix of bright white albite.
The individual crystal books have a bright metallic luster and are colored a silvery bronze that is very attractive. The piece displays really well, and there is no damage.
Micas are translucent to opaque with a distinct vitreous or pearly luster, and different mica minerals display colors ranging from white to green to black. This is a stone that’s so brittle that it will crumble and flake apart, in some areas and caves it makes a natural pitfall.
Large crystals of mica used for various applications are typically mined from granitic pegmatites. Mica grows by building up see-through paper-thin layers upon layers, which appear opaque but are in fact transparent. Mica is very metallic and can be cold to touch. Mica occurs semi-translucent crystals, either flat angular blades or rosettes or even hexagonal thin columns.
Mica helps us focus on what is important, It acts as a protective interface so one does not become overwhelmed by the sheer energy of the higher vibrational crystals it grows with, A very good companion to meditate with.