Granodiorite rock, light micrograph

Granodiorite rock, light micrograph

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Caption: Granodiorite rock. Polarised light micrograph of granodiorite, an intrusive rock usually formed in the upper mantle or lower crust. It is coarse-grained and consists mainly of quartz, feldspars, micas and amphiboles. This image has been obtained using cross-polarised light (or 'crossed nichols').

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