Australian Mineral Geological Thin Section Photos, Mineral Art, Pyroxene, Feldspar, Quartz, Garnet, Epidote, Wall Flag

$26.60

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Want to add some pizzazz to your dorm room, or surprise a friend with an awesome gift? Look no further. Thanks to the polyester material and iron grommets, this flag is made to last.

• 100% polyester
• Knitted fabric
• Fabric weight: 4.42 oz/yd² (150 g/m²)
• Print on one side
• Blank reverse side
• 2 iron grommets
• Blank product components sourced from China and Israel

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 image in this listing, but the flag product is available to be custom printed with any one of Sue's 12 Australian Minerals photos. The product shown is Photo 1 of 12.

HOW TO ORDER:
If you want to order the flag printed with photo shown (orange, black and white image) you can simply 'Add it to your cart'. If you would like one of Sue's other 11 images printed on your flag, then you'll just need to message me so I can add it 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 pryoxene 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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