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5.1: S6 Striped Rock Granite

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  • Outcrop and Hand Sample Photos and Videos

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    The “Striped Rock” name comes from Anna Jonas Stose. The “stripes” are not part of the rock itself; rather, they are formed from oxidation and staining of the surface of the granite as can be seen in the 1st picture of a quarry wall:

    The Striped Rock granite does contain enclaves, or xenoliths, of a more mafic igneous rock. There is a long, skinny enclave in the boulder to the right of the person with the red hat (below). You can also see an example in the YouTube hand sample video.

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    Thin Section Photos and Videos

    Click on the image to make it larger. 1st = plane polarized light; 2nd = cross-polarized light.

    Biotite, quartz, k-feldspar. Can you see the recrystallization texture in the quartz?

    Entire thin section scan. 1st = ppl; 2nd = xpl. Click on the image to make it larger.