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A collection of plane light and crossed polarized views of 27 common isotropic, uniaxial and biaxial minerals. Each individual mineral page also contains a summary of the optical properties useful in recognition. The minerals represent those covered in Optical Mineralogy (ERSC 2P22) with the remainder being introduced in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (ERSC 3P21).