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monazite grains SEM photo
October 31, 2017

SEM Photo of Monazite Grains with REE

Monazite grains with rare earth elements lanthenum, cerium and neodinium are associated with zirconium, pyrite and potassium feldspar. Mineral identification performed by a combination of scanning of electron microscopy (SEM) and electron microprobe.

Image shows a scanning electron microscope image of finchite
December 31, 2015

Scanning Electron Microscope Image of Finchite

A scanning electron microscope image of the newly discovered mineral finchite. The Denver Microbeam Lab provided this scan of finchite in order to help describe and identify the mineral as a new one. Finchite is a uranium mineral first observed in Martin County, Texas. Read more about our uranium research here

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microscopic gold and lead particles
December 31, 2015

Microscopic Gold and Lead Particles

Microscopic gold and lead particles surrounded by organic and phosphorus-rich material in a municipal biosolids sample (combined surface topography and atomic weight images).

asbestos standard
January 24, 2007

UICC Asbestos Amosite Standard

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) asbestos amosite standard.

anthophyllite
January 24, 2007

UICC Asbestos Anthophyllite Standard

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Asbestos Anthophyllite Standard.

chrysotiile
January 24, 2007

UICC Asbestos Chrysotile 'B' Standard

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) asbestos chrysotile 'B' standard.

chrysotilie
January 24, 2007

UICC Asbestos Chrysotile 'A' Standard

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) asbestos chrysotile 'A' standard.

crocidolite standard
January 24, 2007

UICC Asbestos Crocidolite Standard

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) asbestos crocidolite standard.

asbestos
December 31, 2005

Winchite-richterite asbestos

Winchite-richterite asbestos, Colorado.

flyash particle
March 31, 2004

Flyash Particle (false color)

Backscattered electron image of a portion of a flyash particle (false color). Magnification ~ 40,000 X.

ant head
March 31, 2004

Ant Head - Electron Microscope Image

Photograph of ant taken with electron microscope.

x-ray intensity map
March 31, 2004

Aluminum (Al) X-Ray Intensity Map

Aluminum x-ray intensity map of a high temperature inclusion from the Allende meteorite.