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California Chaparral Smoke

California Chaparral Smoke

This is from an environmental tapelift collected in a home in Lancaster, California. The bright particle upper-right of center is a quartz grain with burnt clay on its surface. The particle at lower-right is a natural hematite grain. A collection of mold spores are at left center.

Transmitted Off Crossed Circular Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


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