Haemoilmenite, ilmenohaematite and rutile. Allard Lake. Quebec, Canada

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The ilmenite host (pink-brown) has fine- and coarse-grained haematite (white, bottom left) exsolution bodies oriented along the (0001) direction of the ilmenite. The coarse-grained ilmenohaematite has fine ilmenite exsolution within it. Rutile (lilac-grey, left) is oriented perpendicularly to the crystallographic orientation of the main exsolution bodies.

Polished block, plane polarized light, x 160, oil

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