Earth Materials Preparation Lab
Our lab provides guidance, access, and hands on training for rock preparation equipment and mineral separation techniques. Common usages include zircon, quartz, and feldspar separation; powdering samples for geochemical or isotopic analysis; and cutting rocks for thin sections or further analysis.
High resolution trace element analysis and measurement in three ways:
SHRIMP-RG Lab: Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe - Reverse Geometry
Noble Gas Lab: Produces data for geochronologic & thermochronologic applications
Fission Track Thermochronolgy Lab: Provides data for reconstructing the time-temperature histories of rock samples in the Earth's upper crust