Our Resources

Laboratory Facilities

  • X-ray Diffraction Lab
    • Siemens D5000 X-ray diffractometer
  • Mineralogy Lab
  • Classroom Microscopy
    • Leitz petrographic microscopes
    • Olympus binocular microscopes
  • Research Microscopy
    • digital and video photographic capability
    • Nikon Optiphot Pol transmitted/reflected microscope
    • Leica DM-LSP transmitted/reflected microscope
  • Seismograph Station and Display
    • Linked to the CERI earthquake network at the Univ. of Memphis
  • Hydrology and Soil Research
    • Water level recorders
    • Water current meters
    • Hydrology data loggers
    • Soil moisture pressure release equipment
  • Sample Prep Equipment
    • Large and small Wiley mills
    • Spex 8000 grinding/pulverizing mill
    • 18-inch, 14-inch, and 10-inch rock saws
    • International 2 centrifuge for clay separation
    • Forced-air and static-air drying ovens
  • Surveying and GPS Equipment
    • Trimble and Garmin GPS units
    • ArcView GIS computers and plotters
    • Wild theodolite
    • Brunton compasses
  • Field Analytical Equipment
    • LI-COR portable infrared gas analyzer
    • LI-COR portable leaf area meter
    • AccuPar light sensor
    • Time-domain reflectometer
    • Weather station