Designed for Introductory College Petrography Labs
- Hand Made by Wards® staff Geologists
- 7 Specially Selected Samples
The thin section set illustrates important mineral associations, textural features, and optical properties. Major mineralogical features are described in a worksheet that accompanies each slide. Using the basic information provided, students can determine optical properties, percentage estimations, and general compositional features that will assist them in their recognition of rocks and minerals. Matching hand specimens, average size 3" x 4", are available separately.
The set of seven slides covers the range of alkalic to ultramafic rocks. The matching hand specimen set comes with numbered samples and an identification list. Each numbered sample comes in an individual plastic tray.
Contents: andesite, diabase, gabbro (2), granite, and syenite (2).