I am not getting ahead fast with my diploma mapping report and it keeps being a pain in the...well, you can imagine - a lot of headache. So there isn't much around that I have time or nervs to make some serious posting about. For your entertainment I decided to share another polished slab I made that will be part of my report. It is a piece of the "Mumienbank" - an oncolitic Rudstone from the Jurassic limestones that I am working on. You can observe some lovely oncolites, nucleus and laminae intact, bored and re-filled, some deformation on the grain contacts that are partially filled with some iron minerals (the black stuff) - guess haematite or stuff. Didn't yet have time to look at it with a binocular or microscope but the black stuff is actually quite shiny in the sun.