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Eye of the thin section by Shirimasen Eye of the thin section by Shirimasen
This is a cross-polarized photomicrograph of a highly altered mineral in a thin section from Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Not sure what it was originally, but it seems to have altered to iron oxides and white micas.
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Heleanor1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder if this was brought from the Platinum bearing ore body which is mined by PGM and Wesizwe Platinum?

The highly altered nature of the slide is interesting, I have never come across anything quite like this, and I have seen more thin sections that I have had hot dinners!

I wonder if you would have any more information on this... I can see low relief feldspars surrounding it, and the texture looks plutonic, but I've been wrong before!

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Shirimasen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your question! I'll have to ask my adviser more about these thin sections, since they're not my area of study. I just went through her collection looking for something beautiful to share. I'll see if I can get back to you on your questions in the near future. :]
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transcendelia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
this is awesome!!
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Shirimasen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! It's such a beautiful micro-world that is around us. :]
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transcendelia Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
that is it!
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
The color alterations on that are fascinating!
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Shirimasen Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, isn't it? I found this looking around my advisor's thin section collection. Lucky find. :]
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Fuyu-no-sakura Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, another nice shot of a thin section. You really have an eye for the ones which are also very artistic in their ways!
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Shirimasen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, thanks! That means a lot to me. :hug:
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