Rock Preparation Laboratory

Rocks and mineral samples frequently require sorting, sieving, cutting, polishing, and other processing prior to use. 


Lab Equipment

We have a dedicated sample preparation laboratory with key tools required for rock and sediment sample preparation. In addition to this facility, other specialized sample preparation equipment is available within specific laboratories in the Department of Earth Sciences. In this facility, we have the following multi-user equipment:

  • Hydraulic Rock Splitter
  • Electric Rock Drill
  • Bico Disk Mill
  • Bico Jaw Crusher
  • Steel and Tungsten Carbide vessels and SPEX shatterbox
  • Assorted Rock Saws
  • Polishing Wheels
  • Sieves and Shakers