Blue Olivine in an unusual basalt
by Bernardo Cesare, Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Blue Olivine set in a matrix of pyroxene, magnetite and plagioclase in a basalt I collected on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel.
Who may have been throwing this stone a couple millennia ago?
Polarized light photomicrograph.
Crossed polarizers and red tint plate. Width c. 2.7 mm
Bernardo Cesare (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)