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Polarised LM of a thin section of gabbro rock

Polarised LM of a thin section of gabbro rock

E417/0084

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ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Gabbro. Polarised light micrograph of a thin section of gabbro, an igneous rock. Gabbro is coarse-grained, containing the minerals olivine and plagioclase feldspar. Olivine is recognised here by its irregular shaped crystals, with randomly oriented fractures. Plagioclase feldspar forms lath- shaped crystals. Specimen of rock obtained from the Bushveld range in the Transvaal, South Africa. Magnification: x8 at 6x7cm size.

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