Undulatory extinction | Article about undulatory extinction by The Free Dictionary
undulatory extinction[′ən·jə·lə‚tȯr·ē ik′stiŋk·shən]
Extinction that occurs successively in adjacent areas as the microscope stage is turned. Also known as oscillatory extinction; strain shadow; wavy extinction.
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Most of the monocrystalline quartz grains display uniform extinction; however, undulatory extinction
is noticed in a few of the larger grains.
(1975): Re-evaluation of the use of undulatory extinction
and pollycrystallinity in detrital quartz for provenance interpretation.
Reevaluation of the use of undulatory extinction and polycrystalline in detrial quartz provenance interpretation.
Undulatory extinction in quartz of igneous and metamorphic rocks and its significance in provenance study of sedimentary rocks, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, Vol.