23 April 2016

Mineral surfaces under the SEM: 6 new micro-GigaPans

Posted by Callan

As mentioned yesterday, my student Robin has been having some success lately in making GigaPan-scale imagery using the new desktop scanning electron microscope that our division acquired. They aren’t as super-high resolution as most of the other GigaPan images I post here, but they are very, very small – and thus expand the scope of our imaging initiative. Enjoy exploring: find cleavage planes, microscopic plumose structures, examples showing the constancy of interfacial angles, and more!

Calcite:
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Quartz:
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Potassium feldspar:
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Sodium-rich plagioclase feldspar:
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Hornblende:
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Augite:
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