Ilmenohaematite and haematite. Arran, Britain

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Two detrital grains of ilmenohaematite (centre, right centre) comprise exsolution bodies of ilmenite (brown) in a haematite host (white). The right-hand ilmenohaematite has an ilmenite-free haematite overgrowth (left margin). Very poorly crystalline haematite (green-white, top centre) is poorly polished and is a pseudomorph after an original ferromagnesium mineral, whereas a single crystal of haematite (top left) is well polished.

Grain mount, plane polarized light, x 180, oil

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