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Research in Big Sur

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Above Left: Ty Kennedy-Bowdoin and Krystal Green collect spectra from a metamorphosed quartz diorite exposed at Garrapata State Beach. Ty is wearing the sprectrometer on his back and holds the sensor to capture the reflectance from the rock surface. Krystal holds the laptop into which the data are directly recorded.

Above Right: Cheryl Hapke examines the mineralogy of a serpentinite outcrop at Sand Dollar Beach. Fibrous asbestos minerals are common in the serpentinite and help to give it its characteristic "soapy" feel.


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