Pyrite, magnetite, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite. Lasail, Oman




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125µm


Coarse pyrite crystals (light yellow-white, right) enclose pyrrhotite (brown, centre right), chalcopyrite (yellow, centre top) and cubes of magnetite (grey, centre right). Euhedral to subhedral magnetite (grey-brown, centre) and chalcopyrite (centre left) are intergrown with pyrite. Black areas are quartz and polishing pits.


Polished thin section, plane polarized light, x 160, oil



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