Disthene mineral, light micrograph

Disthene mineral, light micrograph

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Caption: Disthene mineral. Polarised light micrograph of disthene, also called kyanite, a mineral occurring in metamorphic rocks. It is often recognised by its blue colour. Here, part of a disthene crystal is seen in thin section. This image has been obtained using cross-polarised light (or 'crossed nichols').

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