Cordierite mineral, light micrograph

Cordierite mineral, light micrograph

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Caption: Cordierite. Polarised light micrograph of a section through the mineral cordierite. This is a metamorphic magnesium aluminium silicate mineral. It is often crossed with tiny fissures, which become filled with other minerals in a process called pinitization.

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Keywords: cordierite, crystal, crystalline, crystals, earth science, fissure, fissures, geology, horizontal, metamorphic, mineral, pinitization, rock, rocks

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