[meteorite-list] Cosmic Microscopy and Primary Colors

From: Bernd Pauli HD <bernd.pauli_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:13 2004
Message-ID: <3BD7F0A7.622DECBD_at_lehrer1.rz.uni-karlsruhe.de>

An enchanted, enthralled, spellbound Rob wrote:

> Now as I sit with the microscope to my left,
> ... I was, for lack of a better word, stunned.

Hi Rob and List,

Welcome to the club of proud and enraptured MBC-10 owners.
Together with the Tobin Polariscope adapter you will really
enter a fairy tale land of bewildering kaleidoscopic colors. We
certainly understand and share your exuberance as you can
see. Although I got my MBC-10 + Tobin adapter only about one
and a half year ago, I already own about 60 thin sections and
there will be more.

> The Tobin Polarascope Adapter arrived yesterday and, though
> I have no idea what those colors mean, a whole new sense of wonder.

A good start here is W.S. MacKenzie's and A.E. Adams' book(let):

A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section
(ISBN: 0-470-23338-9) - John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Another "must read" and "must see" are both O.R. Norton's and Tom
Toffoli's quality contributions in Joel Schiff's METEORITE magazine.
They are a really great help in your first steps into this realm of the

AND: O.R. Norton will soon publish a new book with many
color plates and helpful information on thin sections:

"Meteorites: Fragments of Other Worlds"

Best wishes,

Received on Thu 25 Oct 2001 06:59:51 AM PDT

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