Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

Plane-Polarized Light

Crossed Polarizers

Below is a typical view of olivine in plane polarized light. Note the highrelief and the low-relief alteration products between grains.

Same field in crossed polars, showing the "stained glass window"appearance.

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Created 22 Sept 1997, Last Update 31 May 2020