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Emily Hamecher
Graduate Student
Photomicrograph of a thin section of rock in crossed polarized light. The rock is a peridotite xenolith, composed primarily of the minerals olivine, orthopyroxene, and clinopyroxene, distinguishable in the thin section by their different optical properties.

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