Fuchsite is a chromium-bearing green to greenish-blue variety of muscovite. Named after J.N. von Fuchs, a 19th century German geologist, fuchsite is often used as an ornamental stone but also makes a great addition to a mineral specimen.
Muscovite, Common Mica
muscovite, common mica
Fuchsite is the chromium rich variety of muscovite.
Fuchsite Optical Properties
Transparent To Translucent
doubly refractive (DR) or AGG depending on transparency