13 January 2011

Delicious dendrites

Posted by Callan Bentley

Hopefully seasoned readers of this blog will remember this nice chunk of limestone with pyrolusite (MnO2) dendrites growing on its surface. I took some close-ups with my Nikon microscope a few weeks ago. Here they are; enjoy! The width of the field of view in each photograph is about 1.1 cm:

BTW, Mike likes dendrites, too.