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 Silicon, Moissanite

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Mineral: Silicon: Si  
Moissanite: SiC
Comments: Backscattered electron image of metallic inclusion in moissanite (SiC). The gray shading in the BSE mage consists mainly of pure silicon (Si metal). The brighter areas are composed of Fe-silicide. (AmMin, 88:1818).
Location: Found in a cobble at a beach along the Turkish coast of the Mediterranean Sea, around 150 km NW from Izmir, and is most likely derived from Tertiary volcanic rocks outcropping in the area.
Scale: Scalebar 200 µ-m.
Copyright: © American Mineralogist
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