Click on thumbnails for a larger image. Please be patient since some of these pages of thumbnail images take some time to load.
These mineral photos are copyrighted by their owners and may not be used without permission.
Comments: Small black grains of qandilite in a forsterite skarn rock matrix.
Location: Dupezeh Mt., Hero, Qala-Diz (Qala-Dizeh; Qala-Diza), Iraq.
Scale: Picture Size 0.5 cm.
© Jeff Weissman / Photographic Guide to Mineral Species
Comments: B&W photograph in plane-polarized light showing rounded fractured serpentinized olivine surrounded by the interstitial calcite (C), qandilite (Q), perovskite (P), and altered Mg,Al-spinel (Sp). (MinMag, v49:739).
Location: Forsterite-rich rock in contact with a kaersutite-rich banded diorite from the Qala-Dizeh region, NE Iraq.
Scale: See Image.
© Mineralogical Magazine