Marble, thin section, polarised LM

Marble, thin section, polarised LM

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Credit: ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of a sample of marble in thin section. Marble is a calcareous metamorphic rock, derived from fairly pure limestone. It is composed of calcite, sometimes with accessory minerals such as graphite, pyrite or ilmenite. Marble is normally white in colour, but is often flecked with black, green, brown and red. Magnification 8x at 35mm size.

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Keywords: earth science, fossil, geology, light micrograph, magnified image, marble, microscopic, polarised light, rock, thin section

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