Mica flakes, light micrograph

Mica flakes, light micrograph

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Caption: Mica flakes. Polarised light micrograph of flakes of mica (purple), referred to as 'mica fish', that have been greatly stretched out due to shear forces acting on the rock. The 'mica fish' show the direction of these shear forces. This image has been obtained using cross-polarised light (or 'crossed nichols').

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