Microscopy and wet chemistry lab renovations are underway! A big thank you to facilities management for all of their hard work! Major equipment currently in the laboratory includes a Nikon LV100D POL polarizing petrographic microscope with long working distance objectives (2.5x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x, 100x) coupled to a Nikon digital imaging system. Near future acquisitions will include necessary equipment for mount and thin section sample preparation, carbonate and silicate digestions, and heavy mineral separation.
Also visit our shared lab facilities website: RIL @UMD – http://www.d.umn.edu/ril/capabilities.html