Stilpnomelane

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Plane-Polarized Light

Crossed Polarizers


A plane-polarized view of stilpnomelane. Although similar in many ways to biotite, it lacks mottling and is never greenish in color.

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The same field in crossed polarizers. The dark colors are not anomalous interference colors but are due to the very dark brown color of much of the stilpnomelane.

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Created 16 December 1999, Last Update 16 December 1999

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