Micas have been studied for many important and highly interesting reasons by a wide range of workers, e.g., engineers, physicists, chemists, and Earth scientists. Our focus includes only aspects related to the Earth sciences, specifically the mineralogy and petrology of natural metamorphic rocks, and particularly the occurrence of micas in such rocks. Mineralogists and petrologists have studied micas extensively in order to understand the controls on their genesis, and hence, that of the rocks containing them. Mineralogists have also studied them with a focus aimed at understanding their very interesting crystallochemical aspects irrespective of their petrologic implications.

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