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The Mica is an artifact that can be found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

Anomaly "Stew" is able to create such an artifact at the rarest, most extreme collection of physical conditions. The result is a semi-transparent, hard object. A rare and expensive artifact.
- Encyclopedia entry


  • There are far, far more Slug artifacts than there are Mica artifacts on the Lost Alpha board.
  • The "Stew" anomaly reference above implies that the developers worked overtime in attributing TWO different names for the parent anomaly before settling upon the Fruit Punch etymology.
  • In the Lost Alpha, the naming of the parent anomaly references similarly named anomalies mentioned in the novel Roadside Picnic.


  • The only game-repeatable spawn of this artifact seems to be found in Lab X10 and there are instances when that doesn't show up.
  • Another specimen might be placed well south of the Loner Hamlet in the Swamps just north of the road.


  • The Mica is a key ingredient for the Artifact Merger synthesis of two other, useful artifacts, the Compass and the Liver; although the potential changes to resources, value and putative benefits should be carefully considered before attempting conversion.