New York Science Teacher Image Gallery

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shale outcrop405 viewsA closer look at a shale outcrop.May 15, 2006
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Slate littering the slope315 viewsSlate littering the slope of Titus Canyon, Death Valley.May 15, 2006
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slate quarry393 viewsA slate quarry in Pennsylvania. Note the person in the red jacket at the bottom of the image for scale. May 15, 2006
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microscopic, thin-section view of slate834 viewsThis is a microscopic, thin-section view of slate. Enlarge the image to see the faint foliation and tiny mineral crystals characteristic of slate. May 15, 2006
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microscopic, thin-section view of phyllite908 viewsis a microscopic, thin-section view of phyllite. Enlarge the image to see the more-distinct and wavier foliation of phyllite as compared to slate. May 15, 2006
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Muscovite-mica schist350 viewsMuscovite-mica schist at an outcrop in the San Gabriel Mountains of southern California.May 15, 2006
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muscovite mica schist689 viewsThis is a photograph of muscovite mica schist (large specimen in the middle) and two pieces of phyllite (laid atop the schist) taken in the San Gabriel Mountains. Note the larger crystal sizes of the schist, and the higher reflectivity of the phyllite samples. The camera lens is two inches in diameter.
May 15, 2006
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Gneiss exposed in a roadcut577 viewsGneiss exposed in a roadcut near Anza Borrego State Park, southern CaliforniaMay 15, 2006
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gneiss851 views beautiful handsample of gneiss from the San Gabriel Mountains. The light bands are primarily composed of quartz, and the dark bands are composed of amphibole, so this is a quartz-amphibole gneiss. Enlarge the image to see the porphyroblast in the top right corner of the handsample.May 15, 2006
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thin-section view of quartzite886 viewsThis microscopic, thin-section view of quartzite shows the tight packing and recrystallization of quartz grains characteristic of quartzite.May 15, 2006
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metaconglomerate644 viewsThis sample of metaconglomerate shows the flattened, stretched pebbles characteristic of this rock.May 15, 2006
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Monsoon Winds723 views

Arrows on the two maps below show how the monsoon winds over India change direction with the seasons.
May 10, 2006
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