Petrographic analysis has always been a very important part of our igneous petrology, sedimentary petrology and Structural Geology programs. We are well-equipped with petrographic microscopes and related facilities, and even use thin section analysis in our 100-level labs by using modified Baush and Lomb Binocular microscopes and video projection.
Some of our extensive Petrographic equipment includes:
Olympus BX-50 polarizing research microscope;
2 Leitz Ortholux II Pol BK binocular microscopes;
Olympus BH-2 reflecting/polarizing binocular microscope;
Wild M-420 binocular macroscope.
Student and Teaching Microscopes:
20 Baush and Lomb zoom binocular microscopes modifed for petrographic work - used in the 100-level labs;
11 Leitz Labrolux Pol Student binocular microscopes - used commonly in our Optical Mineralogy and Petrology and Structural Geology courses;
A Wild M-5A and 5 Wild M3C petrographic microscopes - used in our Sedimentology Course;
Olympus pedestal-mount binocular microscope;
"Petroscope" projection macroscope with a large screen for viewing and discussion with student groups.
Photomicrographic and Video Projection Equipment:
2 Javelin video systems for use with use with the Leitz Ortholux II research microscopes. Systems include camera, 2-5 monitors, and video pointer;
1 new video system to be purchased in '99-00;
Olympus automatic OM-1 35mm camera with Nikon close-up lens set - mounts on a variety of our research microscopes;
Olympus PM10AD Automated Photomicrography system with attachments for standard 35mm film and instant prints;
Nikon Coolscan II 35mm slide scanner - used to make digital scans of standard or large petrographic thin sections.