Kōrero: Rock and mineral names

Dunite under the microscope (2 o 2)

Dunite under the microscope

A thin section (a 10-millimetre-wide microscope slice) of dunite from Dun reveals the beautiful coloration, under polarised light, of interlocking grains of olivine. The small black grains are chromite, which is opaque under the microscope.

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Photograph by Nick Mortimer

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Rocks named in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9076/dunite-under-the-microscope (accessed 31 March 2020)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006