Geo Advent Calendar Day 8

#ThinSectionThursday is one of my favourite geological hashtags on Twitter. I have two thin sections in my collection. The one below was made from a rock I collected during my independent mapping in Scotland in July 2015.08 Diorite.jpg

Accession Number C0081
Status Accessioned
Specimen Type Thin section
Brief Description Diorite
Full Description A thin section of C0080, Assynt hornblende microdiorite. Consists of a fine grained plagioclase groundmass with hornblende, quartz and plagioclase phenocrysts
Quantity 1
Age (Ma) 444-423
Location Loch Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland
Collector Nadine Gabriel
From Fieldtrip? GEOL3042: Geological and Environmental Mapping, 2015-07-02 to 2015-07-31
Associated Notebook? Notebook 4
Acquisition Method Collected
Acquisition Date 2015-07-22 (date of rock collection, thin section obtained on 2016-01-11)

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