06 June, 2015

Dolomite growing inside mica

Working on the electron microscope always gets me excited. Exploring the world of the tiny and tinier is both scientifically interesting and aesthetically rewarding. The image shows authigenic dolomite crystals growing between the sheets of a detrital mica (probably muscovite) flake in Bavarian bentonite. Enjoy!
Dolomite rhombs growing and destroying mica.

2 comments:

Suvrat Kher said...

Welcome back...not so Lost Geologist!! :)

Mathias said...

Thanks Suvrat! It's good to be active again! :)