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Mike, again this is really fascinating stuff. I had no idea one could polarize light and determine minerals by how they rotate that light. Love it! Sounds like another cool tool to use in learning not just about a site, but about how the landscape was used in creating it.

Here's one I've been wondering for a while. Are there examples of the transition from sand to stone -- like a sand deposit that's just starting to become sandstone? I always either see sand, or proper sandstone; I can't recall seeing an outcrop anywhere of a sand that has started to cement together but hasn't finished yet.
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