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[Source] Mica Sheets


#1

Anyone know a source for mica sheets? I’ve been googling it but come
up with mostly mica lamp shades and various kinds of fake or
compressed mica. What I want is thin sheets that can be sawed, very
translucent, preferably a light beige color (as light as possible).
It’s for “windows” in a sculptural project. I need a couple of
pieces about 6 x 6 inches. I had some I ran across by chance at a
science shop but chipped it: and the piece is already etched in a
texture to match the mica texture.

Thanks!
Lin Lahlum


#2

Try Allcraft 1-800-645-7124 ask for Tivel
Bill


#3

Try http://www.ashevillemica.com


#4

Hello,

You were asking about a source for sheets of mica. I talked to my
hussband and we came up with a few possibles for you. There is a
company called DMS which used to advertise several different types
of mica in the Lap Journal Buyers Guide. Their contact info is;

DMS
1769 St. Laurent Blvd. #233
Ottowa, Ont.
K1G 5X7
(613)247-6493
iaallc@travelnet.com

Also, much of the mica being mined is from a mine called Franklin
Hill. You might try Googling them. As of a couple of years ago they
were allowing people come to the mine and choose their own pieces. A
third possible source would be to check out architextural salvage
companies. The isinglass windows are something they save whenever
possible

I wish you luck.
Amy


#5

I have purchased mica sheets from an enameling supply company. It
was many years ago so I don’t remember the company. Enamelists use
mica as a surface to which the glass will not stick as it is melting
onto the metal.

Maybe that will help you?
Janet


#6

I’ve bought mica composite sheets from American Science and Surplus.
Not sure that’s what you want, but here’s the link:

http://tinyurl.com/cshl5

Tracy Munn


#7

American Scientific and Surplus often carries them. I believe they
have a website.

Goodluck!
Mark (looking forward to Tucson!)