This paper describes a method of preparing polished thin sections of crushed mineral grains for microscopic examination. Polished thin sections permit the examination of a section of each grain in both reflected light and transmitted light. The technique described is applicable to the study of ores containing intimate associations of transparent minerals with semiopaque or opaque minerals.

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