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Id 118
Identification Type Contaminant
Name Toothpick
Distinguishing Features Shredded
Stringy
Colorless
High-birefringence
Cellular-structure
Description Small fibers from wooden toothpicks used to disperse sediment on smear slides can be confused with muscovite. Transparent, colorless. Strong second-order birefringence. Shredded or stringy texture common. Low relief. Cellular structure may be visible and can be used to distinguish toothpick from muscovite
Tags contaminant
External Resources
Imposters Muscovite

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Unique Identification: Toothpick
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Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 100
Submitted by: Jess Rodysill
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Unique Identification: Toothpick
Site name: not specified
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 100
Submitted by: Jess Rodysill
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Unique Identification: Toothpick
Site name: not specified
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Jess Rodysill
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Unique Identification: Toothpick
Site name: not specified
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Jess Rodysill
Notes: none
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Toothpick
Site name: not specified
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: not specified
Notes: none
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Toothpick
Site name: not specified
Light type: Cross-Polarized Light
Magnification: not specified
Submitted by: not specified
Notes: none
Image Tags: none
Unique Identification: Toothpick
Site name: not specified
Light type: Plane-Polarized Light
Magnification: 100
Submitted by: Jess Rodysill
Notes: none
Image Tags: none