Mica schist folds, polarised light LM

Mica schist folds, polarised light LM

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Caption: Mica schist folds. Polarised light micrograph of folds in a micaceous (mica-containing) schist. Mica schists are common metamorphic rocks that can be recognised by their schistosity (fine planar alignment of minerals) and the presence of micas. This example shows strong folding of alternating bands of quartz and muscovite. Horizontal object size of this section: 3.0mm.

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