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Charred Silica Phytolith Through the Microscope

Charred Silica Phytolith

This is from a home impacted by a near approach of the Etiwanda fire. The Etiwanda fire was typical of a Southern California Chaparral fire. This is a silica phytolith from a grass still coated with part of the char from the grass.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


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