Figure 1-9. Interwoven calcite microfabric in a stalagmite. Note long thin crystals of calcite parallel to two arrowed lines. The atlas also has an image at higher magnification.
    Photomicrograph was taken in plane-polarized light; field of view is 2.2 mm wide. Macal Chasm, Belize, thin section BE3. Sample collected by and courtesy of Dr. James W. Webster.
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