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Andrew Alden

Sericite

By March 7, 2013

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sericiteSericite is an obscure mineral, but it's one you see every day almost anywhere in the world—because women's makeup uses its microscopic flakes as an ingredient for a gleaming shine. It's a sure sign of a metamorphic rock, and it's a new entry in the gallery of mica minerals.
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