In the hills of Jharkhand in India, child labourers mine the mica that brings sparkle to the world.
Detailed description, properties, locality information guide about the mica mineral lepidolite.
Mica for the ancients. Detail from a painting by Jerry Newton depicting Native American mica mining in Western North Carolina. ×
Mica is a colorless, odorless solid that easily flakes into powder. It is typically used in industrial settings as electrical insulation, and in the production of roofing shingles, wallpaper, paint and plastics.
A group of sheet silicates that can be parted into flexible or brittle sheets. Includes the True Micas and the Brittle Micas. Also known as the 'mica family.'
Metallurgical ContentMuscovitePhlogopiteBiotiteLepidolite Mica type minerals make a group of silicates of alumina, with potash, iron, magnesia; characterized by easy cleavage into thin, flexible, elastic sheets.
Detailed description, properties, locality information guide about the mica mineral muscovite.
The market for mica, ... Child labour: mineral make-up boom raises fears over ... child labour is endemic in India's mica mining business and 86% of the country ...
Vermiculite is a hydrated magnesium aluminum silicate mineral which resembles mica in ... Vermiculite is mined using open cast mining techniques where the ore is ...
GRAFTON, N.H. — It’s a mine, but it could be yours for $2 million.
Mineral Resource of the Month: Mica. ... mining began soon after and mica was exported to ... The "Mineral Resource of the Month" column is written by ...
Feb 22, 2017· Koderma district in India's Jharkhand Province has the world's largest mica deposits, according to the British Geological Survey. It is mined extensively and yet, as far as we can tell, all of the mining here is illegal.
Pocahontas Exhibition Mine; ... Common Minerals of ia. A wide variety of minerals occur in ia. ... Mica KAl 3 Si 3 O 10 (OH) 2 or K ...
India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it.