Earth Materials Teaching Facilities

Teaching facilities for earth materials include:

  • Rigaku Miniflex II X-ray diffractometer
  • A suite of 12 teaching petrographic microscopes
  • A suite of teaching binocular microscopes
  • One Nikon SRM 1270 stereoscope with video capabilities
  • One Olympus BH­2 polarizing microscope with video capabilities
  • Rock crushing and cutting equipment
  • Thin sectioning and polishing equipment
  • Balances
  • An extensive mineral and rock collection
  • An extensive thin section collection