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Rock Preparation Laboratory

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Our Rock Preparation Laboratory contains saws and other equipment to prepare polished hand samples and thin sections as well as for geochemical analysis.  Equipment includes two slab saws, one trim saw, a 36″ vibratory polisher, jaw crusher, disc mill, sieve shaker, shatterbox, 18″ flat grinding lap, thin sectioning saw.  For polishing thin sections and other samples, including for electron backscatter diffraction work, we have a Struers Labopol-25 with an autorotating sample holder and a Buehler Vibromet-2 vibratory polisher.

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School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Orono, ME 04469-5790
Phone: (207) 581-2152 | Fax: (207) 581-2202E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469