Pyroxene Crystals Mineral Thin Section Photograph, Glass Jar Paraffin Wax Candle

$17.74

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Placed in a glass core and fitted with a wooden top, the glass jar candle functions as a stylish home decoration. Light it up and watch how the dancing flame brings the room to life!

• 100% paraffin
• 3.8″ × 3.2″ (97 × 80 mm) glass vessel
• 0.2″ (5 mm) wooden top
• Product weight: 1.2 lbs (545g)
• Burning time up to 40 hours

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

IMAGE DETAILS:
The product shown is one of a series of Australian Minerals thin section images taken by my sister Sue Hanson during her career as a geologist. I can only show one photo variation in this listing, but the candle product is available to be custom printed with any one of Sue's Australian Minerals photos. The product shown is Photo 7 of 12 (Pyroxene Crystals).

HOW TO ORDER:
If you want to order the candle printed with the photo shown (photo 7), you can simply 'Add it to your Basket'. If you would like one of Sue's other 11 images printed on your candle, then you'll just need to message me so I can add the photo as a variation to this listing. I can do this in a jiffy and you'll be able to order straight away. You will just need to tell me which image you would like (Numbered 1 to 12 in the last pic of this listing). The details of each mineral image are included below.

HOW THE PHOTOS WERE CAPTURED:
These photographs were taken by Sue Hanson during her career as a geologist. This is the process in Sue's words:
After cutting and roughly trimming with a diamond tipped saw the rock is slowly cut, ground and then polished to a thickness of 0.03mm (30µm). Using resin to hold this incredibly thin slice of rock onto a glass slide the constituent minerals are now ready to be viewed under a polarising microscope. The diagnostic colors produced by projecting various wavelengths of light through the rock sliver, in conjunction with mineral shape and its association with other minerals are used to determine the mineral type. The diagnostic colors and shape of the mineral can also tell the experienced petrologist the approximate chemical composition of the mineral.

AUSTRALIAN MINERAL SERIES DETAILS:
Photograph No 1 of 12 PYROXENE - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of pyroxene crystals being altered by feldspar laths.

Photograph 2 of 12 EPIDOTE - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of radiating epidote blades set in a fine-grained quartz groundmass.

Photograph 3 of 12 EPIDOTE - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of radiating epidote blades, set within quartz.

Photograph 4 of 12 FELDSPAR – depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of feldspar.

Photograph 5 of 12 PYROXENE & FELDSPAR – depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of twinned pyroxene and feldspar.

Photograph 6 of 12 FELDSPAR - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of twinned feldspar (plagioclase) and blocky biotite showing birds-eye extinction.

Photograph 7 of 12 PYROXENE - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of an agglomeration of pyroxene crystals.

Photograph 8 of 12 GARNET - depicts a magnified view (under plain polarising light) of garnet crystals set in pyroxene and quartz.

Photograph 9 of 12 FELDSPAR - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of strongly altered feldspar.

Photograph 10 of 12 PYROXENE & FELDSPAR - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of
pyroxene and feldspar.

Photograph 11of 12 EPIDOTE - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of radiating blades of epidote set in a coarse groundmass of quartz.

Photo 12 of 12 EPIDOTE - depicts a magnified view (under crossed polars) of radiating blades of epidote set in a coarse groundmass of quartz.

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