Hydromica schist
Hydromica Hy`dro*mi"ca, n. [Hydro-, 1 + mica.] (Min.) A variety of potash mica containing water. It is less elastic than ordinary muscovite. [1913 Webster]

{Hydromica schist} (Min.), a mica schist characterized by the presence of hydromica. It often has a silky luster and almost soapy feel. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hydromica Schist — is a form of Schist containing hydromica which is itself a hydrated form of Mica, particularly potassium rich Muscovite. The schist usually has a silky lustre and may feel soapy …   Wikipedia

  • Hydromica — Hy dro*mi ca, n. [Hydro , 1 + mica.] (Min.) A variety of potash mica containing water. It is less elastic than ordinary muscovite. [1913 Webster] {Hydromica schist} (Min.), a mica schist characterized by the presence of hydromica. It often has a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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