O1. Copper ore
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Description: 

Massive copper ore consisting of chalcopyrite and exsolved mackinawwite, Clarabelle Open Pit, Sudbury Igneous Complex, Ontario, Canada. A few scan lines are present around the margins of the REF XPL mosaic.

Rotation 1 - reflected light pair showing mackinawite ribbons and inclusions within chalcopyrite. Note the strong bireflectance of mackinawite in XPL.

In Place
In Time
Location description: 
Clarabelle Open Pit, Sudbury Igneous Complex, Ontario, Canada
Accuracy:
Timescale:
Not known
Ma = Millions of years ago
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Type:
Type: 
igneous
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