Mineralogy & Petrology

The Mineralogy & Petrology laboratory is designed for sample synthesis, sample preparation for analysis and experiments, and for high-temperature viscosity experiments. Please contact Genevieve Robert (grobert@bates.edu) for collaboration inquiries. Facilities include:

  • Rigaku Miniflex II X-ray diffractometer
  • Theta Industries high-temperature parallel-plate viscometer
  • High-temperature box furnaces (up to 1750°C)
  • Petrographic microscopes with imaging capabilities
  • Thin sectioning and polishing equipment
  • Buehler low-speed precision saw
  • Analytical balance with density measurement kit
  • Lambert PUK U4 precision arc welder