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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 epsilon refractive index in 1.68 Melt Mount. The bright white on the right and black on the left indicate an epsilon refractive index far below 1.680

Transmitted Oblique Dispersion Staining, North/South 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)