[flog-uh-pahyt] /ˈflɒg əˌpaɪt/

a magnesium-rich mica mineral, usually yellowish-brown, but sometimes reddish-brown.
a brownish mica consisting of a hydrous silicate of potassium, magnesium, and aluminium, occurring principally in metamorphic limestones and ultrabasic rocks. Formula: KMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 See also mica
A yellow to dark-brown mica. Phlogopite is monoclinic and is usually found in limestone. It is used in insulation. Chemical formula: K(Mg,Fe)3AlSi3O10(OH)2.


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