Olivine

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

Crossed Polarizers

Below is a typical view of olivine in plane polarized light. Note the high relief and the low-relief alteration products between grains.

Same field in crossed polars, showing the "stained glass window" appearance.

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Created 22 Sept 1997, Last Update 14 Dec 2009

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