Mica is the name for a group of minerals that can all be split into fine transparent layers. They often exhibit iridescence.
The history of mica can be traced back several thousand years. The earliest findings from cave paintings have been dated 40,000 to 10,000 BC.
Mica was being used in India around 4000 years ago in medicines and also for paint.
Ritual objects found beneath a Mexican pyramid that dates back at least 1800 years were made from shiny mica.
Lepidolite is one well known variety. It's the most common lithium bearing mineral on Earth.
Mica minerals are widely used in industry because of their unique properties and versatility.
We only buy mica from Brazil.