Mica’s Mohs hardness is 2-3.5, mica powder mill production line can be used in building materials, fire, fire extinguishing agent, welding electrodes, plastic, electrical insulation, paper, asphalt paper, rubber, pearlescent pigments and other chemical industry. Mica can be divided into muscovite, biotite and lithium mica three categories. With the improvement and upgrading of technology, the world of mica powder processing status is also improving.
1. China: China is rich in mica resources, nearly all over the country; the total output is about 3 million tons, accounting for about 10% of the world’s total output. The main types are muscovite and phlogopite, which have been exploited and used more than 30 mines. The main producing areas are Xinjiang Altai muscovite ore, Sichuan Danba muscovite ore deposit, Inner Mongolia Guiguula muscovite mine, Shaanxi Danfeng Muscovite ore, Jilin Jimei gold mica mine, Henan Zhenping gold mica ore and Hebei Quyang muscovite mine and so on.
2. India: is the world’s most important muscovite resource countries, it is reported that 62% of the world’s mica produced in India. India has three major ore belt: the largest belt is located in Jharkhand, India, rich in high-grade red mica; 80% of Indian mica is from Jharkhand (Bihar); Andhra Pradesh mine Belt is famous for its green muscovite; Rajasthan ore belt produced red mica variants, quality is inferior to the Jakarta Debonmuscovite.
3. United States: Mica mines are mainly produced in North Carolina, accounting for 37% of total US production; followed by Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Dakota. North Carolina is currently producing only broken mica, South Carolina mica resources are mainly produced schist in sericite and pegmatite mica, but smaller. In the western Montenegro of South Kocho, there is a large reserve of crushed mica.