|Figure 2-2. Large botryoids of aragonite (A) and small botryoids of aragonite (a) amidst calcite (C). A corresponding figure shows the same area in cross-polarized light.
Photomicrograph was taken in plane-polarized light; field of view is 2.0 mm wide. Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, U.S.A.; Georgia Giant Stalagmite; thin section CB78. Sample collected by Dr. George A. Brook.
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