Chromium works its mineral-magic to make fuchsite appealingly green. The presence of chromium in gemstones (think ruby and emerald) is most often indicative of exciting color. Fuchsite is an excellent example of the effects of chromium. This sparkling green mica is a variety of muscovite. Micas are often added to makeup - they are the additive most responsible for the "youthful glow" that is so pleasing in foundations and eye shadows.
Fuchsite Optical Properties
Fuchsite Characteristic Physical properties
Phlogopite is the reddish brown, gray, green, yellow variety of muscovite mica. It is sometimes called magnesium mica.
Phlogopite Characteristic Physical properties
Verdite Characteristic Physical properties
Lepidolite Characteristic Physical properties