Arkose, polarised light micrograph

Arkose, polarised light micrograph

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Caption: Arkose, polarised light micrograph. Arkose is a detrital sedimentary rock, specifically a type of sandstone containing at least 25% feldspar. Arkose is generally formed from the weathering of feldspar-rich igneous or metamorphic, most commonly granitic, rocks. This specimen is from Achiltibuie, Scotland. Horizontal object size of this section: 3.0 mm.

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Keywords: achiltibuie, arkose, feldspar, geological, geology, mineral, mineralogy, polarised light micrograph, polarized, sandstone, scotland, sedimentary rock, thin section

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