PetaPixelProject

Igneous Petrology

Peralkaline Granite

This 132.9 Gigapixel, 100 nm/pixel dataset of a mineralized peralkaline granite from the Strange Lake REE-Zr-Nb deposit in northeastern Qu├ębec was acquired first in a ZEISS Axio Zoom LM using plane-polarized and cross-polarized light and subsequently in a ZEISS Sigma HDVP FE-SEM with secondary electrons.

Details132.9 Gigapixels, 171.0k x 377.9k, 17.04 mm x 37.64 mm, 100 nm/pixel

Hot Spring Mineralization (Iceland)

This 112.9 Gigapixel, 60 nm/pixel dataset of hydrothermal spring mineralization from a volcano in Iceland was acquired on a ZEISS Sigma HDVP FE-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details112.9 Gigapixels, 321.5k x 351.2k, 19.30 mm x 21.08 mm, 60 nm/pixel

Chilled Margin Magnetite from El Laco, Chile

This 44.8 Gigapixel, 163 nm/pixel dataset of chilled margin magnetite from El Laco, Chile was acquired on a Zeiss Sigma HD VP FE-SEM with secondary electrons.

Details44.8 Gigapixels, 160.8k x 255.0k, 29.06 mm x 44.83 mm, 163 nm/pixel

Spherulitic Magnetite

This 41.6 Gigapixel, 150 nm/pixel dataset of a spherulitic magnetite was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with large-area reflected light and subsequently on a ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 with backscattered electrons.

Details41.6 Gigapixels, 150.8k x 266.6k, 22.82 mm x 39.97 mm, 150 nm/pixel

Diktytaxitic Magnetite

This 48.6 Gigapixel, 200 nm/pixel dataset of dytitaxitic magnetite was acquired first on a Zeiss AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with coaxial reflected light and subsequently on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with secondary and backscattered electrons.

Details48.6 Gigapixels, 129.2k x 181.9k, 28.65 mm x 37.29 mm, 200 nm/pixel

Columnar Magnetite from El Laco, Chile

This 1.3 Gigapixel, 811 nm/pixel dataset of altered porous columnar magnetite was acquired on a Zeiss AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope using coaxial reflected light.

Details1.3 Gigapixels, 25.6k x 50.1k, 20.74 mm x 40.64 mm, 811 nm/pixel

Magnetite Welded Tuff

This 29.8 Gigapixel, 150 nm/pixel dataset of very fine-grained welded tuff from the Laco Sur deposit in Chile was imaged first on an ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with large-area reflected light and subsequently on a ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 FE-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details29.8 Gigapixels, 135.8k x 212.4k, 20.63 mm x 32.51 mm, 150 nm/pixel

Magnetite Vein Cutting Andesite, El Laco, Chile

This 36.9 Gigapixel, 139 nm/pixel dataset of a magnetite vein cutting andesite from El Laco, Chile was acquired first on an ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with large-area reflected light and subsequently on a ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 FE-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details36.9 Gigapixels, 150.5k x 237.2k, 23.26 mm x 34.49 mm, 139 nm/pixel

Unconsolidated Hematite Tephra, El Laco, Chile

This 57.0 Gigapixel, 150 nm/pixel dataset of unconsolidated hematite tephra from El Laco, Chile was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 LM with large-area reflected light and subsequently on a ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 with backscattered and secondary electrons.

Details57.0 GigaPixels, 171.5k x 170.4k, 25.65 mm x 25.48 mm, 150 nm/pixel

Spinel Crystal 1, Parker Mine, Quebec

This 12.3 Gigapixel, 205 nm/pixel dataset of spinel crystial was acquired on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with a Plan Apo Z 0.5 objective and subsequently on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details12.3 Gigapixels, 102.9k x 106.2k, 28.99 mm x 30.62 mm, 205 nm/pixel

Spinel Crystal 2, Parker Mine, Quebec

This 10.1 Gigapixel, 204 nm/pixel dataset of spinel crystal was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with a Plan Apo Z 0.5 objective and subsequently on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details10.1 Gigapixels, 92.9k x 101.5k, 20.43 mm x 22.27 mm, 204 nm/pixel

Dunite 1, Parker Mine, Quebec

This 28.5 Gigapixel, 196 nm/pixel dataset of dunite was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with a Plan Apo Z 0.5 objective and subsequently on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details28.5 Gigapixels, 119.4k x 209.6k, 26.85 mm x 42.32 mm, 198 nm/pixel

Dunite 2, Parker Mine, Quebec

This 31.1 Gigapixel, 196 nm/pixel dataset of dunite was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope with a Plan Apo Z 0.5 objective and subsequently on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details31.1 Gigapixels, 127.1k x 215.3k, 27.68 mm x 44.31 mm, 196 nm/pixel

Apatite and Calcite Globule

This 11.1 Gigapixel, 202 nm/pixel dataset of apatite with a calcite globule was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope then on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details11.1 Gigapixels, 100.4k x 104.4k, 20.25 mm x 21.07 mm, 202 nm/pixel

Apatite Crystal (Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Quebec)

This light and electron microscopy dataset of apatite crystal was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope then on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details9.9 Gigapixels, 119.7k x 79.4k, 18.63 mm x 12.61 mm, 157 nm/pixel

Orange Calcite Globules, Yates Mine, Otter Lake, QC

This light and electron microscopy dataset of orange calcite globules was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope then on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details13.1 Gigapixels, 111.8k x 112.1k, 19.27 mm x 19.35 mm, 161 nm/pixel

Orange Calcite, Yates Mine, Otter Lake, Quebec

This light and electron microscopy dataset of orange calcite was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope, then on a ZEISS EVO MA15 C-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details9.4 Gigapixels, 94.8k x 92.4k, 20.45 mm x 19.80 mm, 213 nm/pixel

Feldspar Megacryst

This 44.8 Gigapixel, 99 nm/pixel dataset of feldspar megacryst was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope using a Plan Apo Z 0.5/0.125 objective and subsequently on a ZEISS Sigma HDVP FE-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details44.8 Gigapixels, 272.4k x 210.9k, 27.09 mm x 20.98 mm, 99 nm/pixel

Scapolite Megacryst

This 44.3 Gigapixel, 80 nm/pixel dataset of a scapolite megacryst was acquired first on a ZEISS AxioZoom V16 Light Microscope using a Plan Apo Z 0.5/0.125 objective and subsequently on a ZEISS Sigma HD Variable Pressure FE-SEM with backscattered electrons.

Details44.3 Gigapixels, 216.1k x 193.5k, 17.26 mm x 15.46 mm, 80 nm/pixel