Lapidary and Crushing Facility- The Earth Resources Research and Analysis (TERRA) Facility- CREAIT Network

Research Facility



Lapidary and Crushing Facility- The Earth Resources Research and Analysis (TERRA) Facility- CREAIT Network
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

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)
  • Education
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Environmental Technologies and Related Services
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals
  • Ocean Industries

Contacts



Matt Crocker
m.crocker@mun.ca
7098648528
Research Assistant
Brent Myron
7098646798
Manager of Operations- CREAIT Network

Equipment



Thin Section Machine
Struers
Discoplan-TS

A precision cutting and grinding machine for rock samples and petrographic thin sections.

3x200-210VAC, 50-60hz

203mm cut off blade, 180mm grinding wheel, 1um precision

2012

Sample Polishing Machine
Struers
Labopol-35

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.

2012

Vacuum Chamber
Struers
Citovac

Vacuum chamber for impregnation of samples in epoxy. 

1x100-240V/50-60hz. 

Up to 8 samples at a time

2012

Drying Apparatus
Struers
Drybox-2

Sample drying device. Adjustable air flow and heating allows for quick drying of samples, even if they are temperature sensitive. 

3x225-240V/60hz

2012

Hydraulic Splitter
Rock Labs

For splitting large chunks of rock into 5-10cm fragments. Also capable of crushing smaller pieces into cm scale fragments. 

120V/60hz


Laboratory Jaw Crusher
Massco

For crushing 5-10cm samples down to 1-2cm sized pieces.

230V/60hz


Disk Mill
Bico

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. 

240V


Wilfley Table

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. 


Puck Mill
Siebtechnik

For reducing 1-2cm sized chunks of rock to a fine powder. Steel and tungsten carbide sample jars available.


Magnetic Separator
S.G Frantz
L-1

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

2018-09-27T15:27:56+00:00