Calcite mineral, light micrograph

Calcite mineral, light micrograph

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Caption: Calcite mineral, polarised light micrograph. The pattern seen here is an array of finely crystalline calcite. The sample, prepared as a thin section, was from micro-crystalline marble. This image has been obtained using cross-polarised light (or 'crossed nichols').

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