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Synonyms for mica

any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves

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The adjacent lithologies of the Horton Group vary from fine-grained, typically micaceous, quartz arenite to conglomerate or breccia.
A negative relationship between the 'b' constant (as an index of K release rate) and soluble and exchangeable K reflects the equilibration among different forms of K in soils, and indicates that in soils with low concentrations of soluble and exchangeable K (such as K-depleted soils), K release rate from micaceous minerals may be considerable.
The latter lesion is still confused with nonneoplastic conditions because of the persistent use of such antiquated terms as giant condyloma of Buschke and Loewenstein (35) or pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic micaceous balanitis (36) to describe this unusual form of carcinoma.
Reinforced with micaceous iron oxide (MIOx), Cor-Cote HB Urethane also delivers high abrasion resistance, increased film integrity and superior edge retention qualities.
Of Rougeulle's three micaceous types of wares found here, two are probably part of the RPW Indian tradition, and the only local ware which is typical of the larger Indian Ocean corpus includes micaceous (basement complex grit) punctuate with some red painted decoration (KR 2, 654 and plt.
The sandstones, when deposited, were sub-greywackes (Sutherland Brown 1957) but have been metamorphosed into micaceous quartzites.
The geology of the area comprises sequences of sandy shales, with fine grained micaceous sandstones and mudstones that is Albian in age and belongs to the Asu River Group (Fig.
This bed is both underlain and overlain by fine quartz sandstone, interbedded with micaceous siltstone beds, some of which preserve a well-developed Cruziana ichnofacies association.
WELL ELECTROFACIES CQP-01-RS CQP-02-RS CQP-03-RS A1 micaceous micaceous sandstones with sandstones with pebbles and pebbles and carbonate cement carbonate cement A2 sandstone and metaconglomerates with volcanic pebbles.
The toxic red lead pigment may be replaced in long linseed-oil alkyd primer paints by non-toxic pigments, such as a mixture of micaceous iron oxides (MIO) and black iron oxides or zinc phosphate, without affecting the anticorrosive properties of the paint system.
The Interactive line also includes chiaroscuro colors, mixing greys, and micaceous colors for artists who seek convenience from their paint.
Optical and microchemical analysis of the inner parts of pottery fragments revealed a micaceous composition, with high [K.
The Tippah Sand lithology here consists of very well sorted, micaceous, fine-grained sand containing laminations and Ophiomorpha sp.
Failed insulation should be removed if the lay-up is to continue with the exposed steel sanded at rusted places, and painted with micaceous iron oxide or an equivalent primer.
New offerings from Quinto Technology of Canada are high-temperature-resistant micaceous pigments Quintez Lumby Black-1 and Quintez Lumby Red-1.