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Fleuri Aleutian Marble

Submitted by Raven Mueller on Thu, 2014-07-10 09:13
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Specimen: 2014-035

This specimen is a fine grained marble. The texture is granoblastic with random grain orientation. Maximum grain size is near 1.6 mm, minimum is .05 mm. There is a bimodal distribution in grain sizes with modes around .25 to .1 mm and .75 to 1.25 mm. The larger grains tend to form in clusters with suggestion of linear foliations. Many of these longer grains are elongated, but the patterning is weak. Grain boundaries are mostly sutured, but smaller crystals often have distinct rhombohedral edges. Twin lamellae are rare. Accessory minerals are essentially absent except for very small opaques in the groundmass in a size range near .01 mm. There is no appreciable weathering in this sample. The slight foliation seen in thin section is discernable in hand samples and lacks consistent orientation.

7/9/2015 MP

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Specimen ID
2014-035 Image of specimen in dry conditions. Finish: download image Close-up image of specimen in dry conditions. Finish: download image Image of specimen in wet conditions. Finish: download image Close-up image of specimen in wet conditions. Finish: download image

Thin Sections

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Specimen ID Non-polarized Cross-polarized
2014-035 Specimen shown in non-polarized light.download image Specimen shown in cross-polarized light.download image

Quarry

NOTE: Quarry locations are approximate.

SlimRock/Cedar Ridge Quarry
Cecil , Arkansas
United States
35° 24' 50.8932" N, 93° 52' 36.4764" W
Arkansas US

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