Granulite mineral, light micrograph

Granulite mineral, light micrograph

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Caption: Granulite mineral. Polarised light micrograph of an alkaline granulite mineral. The arrangement of the pyroxene crystals (coloured) and the feldspar crystals (striped) is typical of metamorphic rocks. This image has been obtained using cross-polarised light (or 'crossed nichols').

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