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

Crossed Polarizers

Below is a mass of chlorite and talc. The talc is visible in plane polarized light by a slight color difference, perhaps due to a tiny amount of iron.

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In crossed polars the chlorite has very low interference colors while the talc has bright second order colors.

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