Cross-Polarised Light

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1: Lacustrine core which had been stored, covered with plastic film. Though the film was removed, the fine-grained sediment retained the glossy texture which produced reflective surfaces. These reflections were completely removed with the polarising filters. Pixel size is 50 microns.

2. Organic-rich core with a wet, textured surface, immediately after splitting.  Once the specular reflections were removed by the polarising filters, the sedimentary layers were apparent.  Pixel size is 50 microns.