muscovite

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English[edit]

Muscovite
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Etymology[edit]

In 1850 from Muscovy glass +‎ -ite, from the province Muscovy in Russia. Named by James Dwight Dana.[1]

Noun[edit]

muscovite (countable and uncountable, plural muscovites)

  1. (mineralogy) A pale brown mineral of the mica group, being a basic potassium aluminosilicate with the chemical formula KAl2(Si3Al)O10(OH,F)2; used as an electrical insulator etc.

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  1. ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997