Quartz

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

Crossed Polarizers

Quartz, the feldspars, cordierite and nepheline all have low relief and gray to white interference colors. Beginners find them hard to tell apart. View Quartz and its Look-Alikes.


A view of quartz in crossed polarizers. The undulose extinction and segmentation into domains of slightly different optical orientation are well seen here.

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Created 22 Sept 1997, Last Update 16 December, 1999

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