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Paul Schofield, mineralogist. Scofield studies meteorites using a range of techniques, including X-ray diffraction. Identifying the minerals inside a meteorite can indicate how it was formed and, in many cases, where it came from. The specimen he is holding is a single crystal of quartz. Photographed in the mineral gallery of the Natural History Museum, London, UK.
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