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Beach at Makauwahi Cave, Kauai, Hawaii

Beach at Makauwahi Cave, Kauai, Hawaii

This is calcite showing the oblique dispersion staining colors for the omega refractive index in 1.68 Melt Mount. These colors indicate an omega refractive index just slightly above 1.680

Transmitted Oblique Dispersion Staining, East/West Single Polarizing Filter


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Blay, Chuck and Robert Siemers, KAUAI'S GEOLOGIC HISTORY, A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE, TEOK Investigations, 2004 (ISBN 0-9744723-0-1)