Muscovite is the most commonly known of the Mica mineral group. They can be found within sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. Muscovite is often known and referred to as "books." This is because the mineral can be split into paper thin almost transparent sheets. Fun fact, Muscovite is known to not be resistant against chemical weathering, the mineral can be quickly transformed into clay minerals. When found in a green shade, Muscovite is then known as a fuschite.
Muscovite can be used in various ways, in fact, when used as dry ground mica Muscovite can be used to make rubber that is found in both tires and roofing. It can also be utilized as an anti-stick agent on asphalt shingles.
Muscovite can be found in various areas located around the world. It can be found in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Italy, Brazil, Russia, and the United States. Muscovite can be found in select states across the United States such as North Carolina, New England, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Mexico, Georgia, and South Dakota. Not only can Muscovite be found in various locations around the world, but it can also be found in various colors as well. Muscovite can be found in black, white, brown, green, silver, yellow, grey, and rose.
In metaphysical belief, Muscovite is believed to aid in stimulating the mind as well as aid in thinking. Muscovite is also said to possess the ability to help one with problem solving along with assisting in the ability to retain any information, so this stone is great to have with you when studying.