Hornblendite rock, light micrograph

Hornblendite rock, light micrograph

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Caption: Hornblendite rock. Polarised light micrograph of hornblendite, an ultrabasic (low silica content), igneous rock composed nearly entirely of the mineral hornblende. This image has been obtained using cross-polarised light (or 'crossed nichols').

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