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Muscovite Mica Through the Microscope

Muscovite Mica

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. With reflected light this particle is easily identified as mica. This is from an environmental tapelift collected on the roof of this home.

Transmitted Off Crossed Polarized Light and Reflected Darkfield Illumination


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