Dendritic patterns in slate

Dendritic patterns in slate

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Credit: Phil Degginger/Geological Enterprises/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dendrite, Lithographic Slate, Upper Jurassic, Bavaria, West Germany. The patterns form from dissolved manganese and iron oxides that percolate along fractures and bedding planes in the rock.

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Keywords: bavaria, branching, branching patterns, dendrite, dendrites, dendritic patterns, design in nature, fern-like patterns, iron oxide, lithographic slate, manganese dioxide, mathematics, metamorphic rock, mineral deposition, minerology, palaeontology, slate, upper jurassic, west germany

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