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AMBER MICA [1 record]

Record 1 2016-03-16

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mineralogy
DEF

A magnesium-rich member of the mica mineral family.

CONT

Phlogopite is a yellowish-brown to coppery-colored mica. Like all micas, phlogopite forms flat, plate-like crystals that cleave into smooth flakes.

OBS

phlogopite: named from the Greek "phlogos," firelike, in reference to its usual reddish tinge.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minéralogie
DEF

Mica très clair, riche en magnésium, fréquent dans les calcaires métamorphiques [et] voisin de la biotite.

CONT

La phlogopite [...] se distingue de la biotite par sa teneur en fluor et par son manque total ou presque en fer; on la trouve en lames brun jaune dans les marbres et les dolomites métamorphiques de contact ainsi que dans des roches peridotitiques. On l'utilise comme isolant.

OBS

phlogopite : étymologie : vient du grec «phlogos-opos», «flamme, enflammé». Allusion à la couleur rougeâtre lorsqu'on chauffe la phlogopite.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Mineralogía
DEF

Mica ferromagnesiana [...] que cristaliza en el sistema monoclínico [...]

OBS

[Mineral que] puede ser incoloro o tener un tinte pardo claro; a veces presenta reflejos cobrizos.

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