The lapidary lab provides services that include production of standard thin sections, polished thin sections, fluid inclusion wafers, and polished slabs. The crushing facilities allow for production of powdered samples and mineral separates for geochemical analysis and geochronology.
- Biological and Life Sciences
- Engineering - Civil, Structural
- Environmental and Earth Sciences
- Marine/Ocean Sciences
- Clean Technology
- Construction (including Building, Civil Engineering, Specialty Trades)
- Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
- Environmental Technologies and Related Services
- Mining, Minerals and Metals
- Ocean Industries
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Equipment 11 piece(s)
A precision cutting and grinding machine for rock samples and petrographic thin sections.
203mm cut off blade, 180mm grinding wheel, 1um precision
A semi-automatic grinding and polishing machine for sample blocks, pucks, and thin sections
240V, 50-60hz. 300mm diameter lapping/polishing discs.
Automated lubricant and polishing suspension distribution and built in timer with Labodoser attachment.
Vacuum chamber for impregnation of samples in epoxy.
Up to 8 samples at a time
Sample drying device. Adjustable air flow and heating allows for quick drying of samples, even if they are temperature sensitive.
For splitting large chunks of rock into 5-10cm fragments. Also capable of crushing smaller pieces into cm scale fragments.
For crushing 5-10cm samples down to 1-2cm sized pieces.
Accepts fragments of rock after being put through the jaw crusher to be pulverized into a powder to sand sized product. Adjustable grain size output.
For separation of minerals by flotation after passing through the disk mill. Will remove material that is either too fine or too coarse for further use, and produce a 'heavy' and 'light' grouping of minerals.
For reducing 1-2cm sized chunks of rock to a fine powder. Steel and tungsten carbide sample jars available.
For separation of minerals by magnetic susceptibiltiy
Date submitted: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 3:26 PM
Date updated: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 3:27 PM