Deformation Microstructures

Kirsten Menking, Vassar College
kimenking AT vassar DOT edu

Description of Desired Specimens

I am a Quaternary paleoclimatologist who is tasked with teaching structural geology. Over the years, I have put together a tiny collection of thin sections showing a variety of deformation microstructures, but I would happily have more. I'm looking for things like rotated garnets, mylonites, strain shadows on porphyroblasts, stylolites, twins, cataclasite, and delta and sigma tails. I'm happy to make thin sections from rock samples or to accept thin sections people no longer need.