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Agate, polarised light micrograph

Agate, polarised light micrograph

C028/8976

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STEVE LOWRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE LOWRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Polarised light micrograph of a thin section of agate, which is a form of fine grained microcrystaline quartz. Although agate can be found in a range of rock types it is predominantly associated with metamorphic rock. It is a brightly coloured, banded, semi-precious gemstone which is the birth stone for Gemini. Magnification: x27 at 10cm wide.

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