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Rare mineralogy in Thin Section



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Thin-sections are carefully prepared glass slides suitable for mineralogical and petrology studies when viewed through a microscope. They are thin slices that have been carefully ground down and polished so thinly that light can pass through the mineral structures.

In transmitted light, thin sections reveal the texture and crystal shape of the mineralogy while through polarized light, the mineralogy is awash in color allowing for more complete mineral identification.

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This page updated April, 2016


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Alnoite, Volcanic fields, Southwest Uganda

Alnoite thin section, $48.00

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Dunite
Balsam Gap, Jackson County, North Carolina


Greater then 90% olivine, minor amounts of chromite, pyrope. $48.00
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Dunite, Balsam Gap, North Carolina
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Tholeiitic basalt
Deccan Traps, India

Fine-grained porphyritic texture with pyroxene/plagioclase phenocrysts in a glassy groundmass. $52.00
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Deccan Traps, tholeiitic basalt
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Cumberlandite
Cumberland, Rhode Island


Troctolite. Cumberlandite is a mafic igneous rock with phenocrysts of plagioclase in a matrix of magnetite, ilmenite, olivine and hercynite spinel. Found only in a 4 sq. mile are of Rhode Island.. $48.00
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Cumberlandite
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Eclogite
Newberry, South Carolina


High grade metamorphic rock with garnet, diopside clinopyroxene, and albite plagioclase feldspar. $52.00
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Eclogite, Newberry, South Carolina
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Limburgite
Kaiserstuhl Volcano, Rhine Graben, Germany


Altered olivine and titaniferous augite, transistional between highly undersaturated alkali olivine basalt and nepheline. $48.00
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Limburgite, Kaiserstuhl Volcano, Rhine Graben, Germany

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Chondrules, Parnallee meteorite, LL3.6 $92.00

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Ayers Rock
Australia


Coarse-grained arkose. From the largest known consolidated rock on Earth. $48.00
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Ayer's Rock, Australia
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Titanite ijolite
Ice River Complex, British Columbia, Canada


A rare alkaline ultramafic rock dominated by ijolite and carbonatite. $48.00
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Titanite ijolite, Ice River Complex, BC, Canada
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Deformed harzburgite
Lewis Hills Massif, Bay of Islands Ophiolite, Newfoundland


From below the petrological Moho boundry $52.00.
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Deformed harzburgite, Lewis Hills Massif, Newfoundland
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Nepheline Syenite
Ice River Complex, BC, Canada


Mesocratic nepheline syenite with euhedral titanite wedges. $48.00
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Nepheline Syenite, Ice River Complex, BC, Canada
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Olivine melilite
Jusiberg diatreme, Urach volcanic field, Rhine Graben, Germany


Hypabyssal rock cooling from a melt of near-primary magma. $48.00
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Olivine melilite, Urach volcanic field, Rhine Graben, Germany


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Krakortorkite (eudialytic nepheline syenite), Ilímaussaq Intrusion (Ilímaussaq Complex; Ilímaussaq Alkaline Complex), Gardar Igneous Province, South Greenland. Precambrian.$52.00


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Lamprophyre
Spanish Peaks, Colorado


An Alkali lamprophyre $48.00
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Lamprophyre, Spanish Peaks, Colorado
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Retrograde eclogite

Zermatt-Saas Ophiolite, near Zermatt, southern Valais Canton, southwestern Switzerland
Eocene metamorphism, about 40-50 Ma $52.00.
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Retrograde eclogite, Zermatt-Saas Ophiolite, southwestern Switzerland
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Barberton Greenstone Belt
Eastern South Africa


The Barberton Greenstone belt is one of the oldest and best exposed Archaean greenstone belts on Earth. At 3.5 billion years old it has some of the first fossil evidence of Archean life. $48.00
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Barberton Greenstone Belt
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Kimberlite
Lac de Gras region, East central Slave Province, NWT, Canada


Late Cretaceous, from the Lac de Gras diamond bearing kimberlite pipes. $48.00
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Kimberlite, East central Slave Province, NWT, Canada
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Chromite-rich dunite
Springer's Hill, Lewis massif, Newfoundland


From one of the world's best known ophiolites.$48.00
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Chromite-rich dunite, Newfoundland
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Basalt
Greenland


Eocene basalt. $48.00
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Basalt, Greenland
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Pyroclastic Kimberlite
James Bay Lowland, Northern Ontario, Canada


From the Victor North Pyroclastic Kimberlite pipe.$48.00
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Pyroclastic Kimberlite, James Bay Lowland, Ontario, Canada
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Kimberlite
Premier Mine, Kimberley, South Africa


A rare slide from the diamond source rock of the world famous DeBeers Premier Diamond mine $52.00.
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Kimberlite, Kimberley, South Africa
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Kenyte, Kenya


Porphyritic anorthoclase phonolite. Mount Kenya is the type locality for Kenyte $48.00
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Kenyte, Mount Kenya, Kenya
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Peralkaline
Shombole, Kenya


Superheated phonolite lava with inclusions of eucolite-bearing syenite. $48.00
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Peralkaline, Shombole, Kenya

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Basalt, Mount Etna $48.00


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Krakotorkite
Ilímaussaq magmatic complex, Greenland


Plutonic. Akaline feldspar, nepheline, aegirine, arfvedsonite $52.00
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Krakotorite, Greenland
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Popigai Impactite
Popigai Crater, Siberia


Impact-melt rock from the Popigai crater $52.00.
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Popigai, Siberia
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Kamenska Impact rock
Kamenska, Russia


Impact-melt rock from the Kamenska crater.$48.00
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Lamprophyre
West Greenland


Rare utrapotassic igneous rocks characterized by the presence of phenocrysts of mica and/or amphibole. Precambrian (ca. 580 - 570ma) $52.00
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Kara Impactite
Yugorsky Peninsula, Nenetsia, Russia.[


Shock-metamorphosed target rock. $48.00
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Kara Impactite, Russia
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Impact layering
Reis Crater, Germany


Impact layering and melt, an excellent slide. $48.00
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Impact layering, Ries Crater, Germany
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Alnoite
Uganda


a porphyritic alkaline igneous rock dominated by olivine, biotite and pyroxene, in a groundmass containing melilite. $48.00
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Alnoite, Uganda
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Dunite
Mt. Clifford, Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia


A nice slide of a medium-grained equigranular igneous rock dominated by olivine. $48.00
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Dunite, Mt. Clifford, Pilbara, Australia
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Spinel Lherzolite
Tanzania, Africa


From the sub-continental lithospheric mantle beneath the East African Rift. $52.00
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Spinel Lherzolite, Tanzania, Africa


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Multiple chondrules textures, Saratov, L4 meteorite $88.00


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Pervoskite dunite
Tapira alkaline-carbonatite complex, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Dunite is a major constituent of the upper mantle. $52.00
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Pervoskite dunite, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Dunite w/ wehrlite veining
Kola Peninsula, Russia

Found 1957
A rare peridotite. $52.00
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Dunite w/ wehrlite veining, Kola Peninsula, Russia
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Harzburgite, Uganda
Katwe-Kilorongo volcanic field, Uganda.


From the Mbuga craters, Precambrian. $48.00
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Harzburgite, Uganda
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Glassy pyroxene andesite
El Misti stratovolcano, Areuipa, Peru


Nice esample of a flow breccia. $48.00
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Impactite, Canyon Diablo
Meteor Crater, Arizona


Kaibab limestone that melted during the crater impact, mixed with rock and bits of meteorite. $52.00
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Horoman Peridotite
Peridotite Plaza, Japan


From Mt. Apoi-dake, Japan $48.00
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Peridotite, Peridotite Plaza, Japan
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Pyroxene Xenolith
Northern Queensland, Australia


Mostly olivine and diopside $48.00
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Pyroxene Xenolith, Australia


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Impactite, Loftahammar Impact Structure, Sweden $48.00


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Chassenon
Rochechouart crater, France


Chassenon suevite breccia $48.00
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Kimberlite, Greenland
Garnet Lake, West Greenland


Diamond bearing kimberlite. $52.00
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Kimberlite, Greenland
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Harzburgite
Harz Mountains, Germany


Type locality, olivine and orthopyroxene $52.00
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Harzburgite, Germany
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Clinopyroxene, Mt Carmel
Haifa Region, Israel


High pressure clinopyroxenite $48.00.
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Clinopyroxene, Mt Carmel, Israel
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Preseli Bluestone, Stonehenge
England


Preseli Spotted Dolerite - a chemically altered igneous rock with clusters of plagioclase feldspar. $48.00
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Preseli Bluestone, Stonehenge
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Olivine, Mt Carmel
Haifa District, Israel


From the Rakefet magmatic complex. $48.00
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Olivine, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel
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Jack Hills
Western Australia


Quartzite/metaconglomerate with zircon grains, 4.0 to 4.4 Ga. $52.00
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Jack Hills, Australia, oldest terrestrial materials - zircons


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