Quartzite mineral, light micrograph

Quartzite mineral, light micrograph

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Caption: Quartzite mineral, polarised light micrograph. The pattern seen here is due to the recrystallisation and intergrowth of the quartz at high pressure and temperature when buried at great depths. This image has been obtained using cross-polarised light (or 'crossed nichols').

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