Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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This page is designed to display some of the most significant features of minerals viewed in thin section, and to show the most conspicuous features of major rock-forming minerals.


Important Features Visible In Thin Section

Plane-Polarized Light

Crossed Polarizers

Features of Rock-Forming Minerals

Essential Minerals

Amphiboles and Pyroxenes

Important Igneous Minerals

Important Metamorphic Minerals


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Created 22 Sept 1997, Last Update 14 Dec 2009

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