Siltstone microscope slide exhibiting the fine to very fine grained nature of this sedimentary rock. The slides often show concentrated bands of mica which punctuate the dominant quartz mass. Excellent to observe the nature of the minerals and distinguish the history of the rock. The glass slide is 46 x 27 mm in size, suitable for enthusiasts, educational use and more, it will come in card sleeve with a label.
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Siltstone microscope slide exhibiting the fine to very fine grained nature of this sedimentary rock. The slides often show concentrated bands of mica which punctuate the dominating quartz mass. These micaceous bands can be identified as laminations in the hand specimens which are also available to purchase. Siltstone is a clastic sedimentary rock. It is primarily composed (>65%) of silt sized particles, defined as grains 2–62 µm. Siltstones differ significantly from sandstones by their smaller pores and higher propensity for containing a significant clay fraction. These slides are made from our own stock of siltstone which was collected form Huddersfield, Yorkshire. The section is made to 30 microns thickness and the glass is 46 x 27 mm in size with a cover slip. Supplied in a protective card sleeve with a label, ideal for microscopy.