Sandstone, polarised light micrograph

Sandstone, polarised light micrograph

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Credit: ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Sandstone. Polarised light micrograph of a thin section of sandstone. Sandstone is a type of sedimentary rock, one formed from the deposition over time of small particles of other rocks. Pressure from overlying layers compacts the particles together to form a solid substance. Magnification: x11 at 4x5 inch size.

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Keywords: aggregate, composite, earth science, geology, plm, polarised light micrograph, rocks, sandstone, section, sectioned, sedimentary rock

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