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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1174

Lost City Expedition 2005. This photomicrograph shows a serpentinite in a polarizing petrographic microscope. During reaction with seawater serpentine (the grey, "snake-like" minerals) forms what is called a mesh texture around olivine grains. The light colored, round minerals are relict grains of olivine. Field of view is 2.5 mm.

Image ID: expl1174, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect

Category: Ocean exploration/

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