Deformation of garnet crystal

Deformation of garnet crystal

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Credit: DIRK WIERSMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Deformation of garnet crystal. Polarised light micrograph of a section through a rock containing a garnet crystal, which has been rotationally deformed. Immense pressure has rotated the rock, causing the garnet crystal to drag the surrounding rock into a spiral pattern.

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Keywords: crystal, crystalline, crystals, deformation, deformed, earth science, garnet, geological, geology, horizontal, mineral, polarised light micrograph, rock, rocks, rotated, rotation

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