Roger Weller, geology instructor
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Biotite is K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2
Biotite is also known as black mica. It can be peeled off of a large crystal in thin layers
but with more difficulty than peeling muscovite (white mica). Biotite does not have
economic value because it lacks the transparency and electrical insulating properties
found in muscovite.
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