The Geology Department has a wide of sample preparation facilities used to prepare samples for Petrographic analysis, X-ray Diffraction, Fluid Inclusion studies and a variety of other applications. Please look at the list below to see some our sample preparation equipment:
Rock Cutting and Trimming:
Raytech 18" Production Slab Saw;
Lortone 12" Lapidary Saw;
Federal-Mogul 41-AR Trim Saw;
Buehler Isomet 4' Low-Speed Saw;
Hydraulic Rock Trimmer and Geoscience Inc. Hand-Operated Rock Trimmer;
The Raytech Slab Saw and Trim Saw in
our Rock Preparation Lab.
Our Rock Slab Polishing Station
|Rock Slab Polishing Station: |
Lortone MP-8 Arbor with 100 and 220-grit grinding wheels;
Raytech Hustler 15" Vibralap.
|Sample Size Reduction Equipment: |
Bico Sample Pulverizer;
Denver Fire Clay Sample Crusher #1;
Spex Industries "Shatterbox", model 8505;
McCrone Micronising Mill.
The McCrone Micronising Mill, used to
grind sample to a very small size for
chemical or X-Ray analysis.
The Sample Crusher and Pulverizer.
The Thin Section Laboratory.
Dr. Gray removes some of the samples from her Yucca Mtn. research project from the vacuum impregnation apparatus.
Thin Section Equipment:
Microtec Micro-Trim Automatic Thin Section Machine;
Hillquist Thin Section Grinder/Cut-off Saw
Hillquist T-Series Thin Section Machine;
Dayton Corporation Thin Section Polishing Wheel;
Bueler Economet I Thin Section Polisher/Grinder
Bueler Petrothin Thin Section Viewer;
3 Buehler Slide Warming Tables;
Thermolyne 1'x2' Hot Plate;
Barnstead 6'' Ultrasonic Cleaner;
Fisher Isotemp Small Drying Oven;
Vacuum impregnation apparatus.