Quartz Diorite, LM of thin section

Quartz Diorite, LM of thin section

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Credit: ALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Quartz diorite, thin section. Light micrograph taken with polarised light. This is a coarse-grained, holocrystalline igneous rock dominated by altered plagioclase (40 vol%), hornblende (50%) and quartz (10%), with minor zircon, sericite (white mica) and chlorite. Horizontal object size: 2.0 mm.

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Keywords: diorite, geology, holocrystalline igneous, hornblende, light, mica, micrograph, mineral, plagioclase, polarised light. coarse-grained, quartz, rock, thin section

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