California Volcano Observatory

Rock and Sample Preparation Laboratories

Buildings 4 and 15, contact Nicole Thomas

Rock Preparation Laboratory
Building 4

The rock preparation laboratory is a shared facility for rock cutting, grinding, and sieving of bulk samples. It includes a separate rock/core layout room.

Mineralogy and Petrology Laboratory
Building 15

The mineralogy and petrology laboratory is a shared facility for preparation and identification of mineralogical and petrologic samples. It houses automated X-ray powder diffractometer, heavy-liquid and magnetic mineral separation equipment, fine grinding and sieving equipment, wafering saw, petrographic and binocular microscopes, and fume hoods for caustic chemical treatments.

Machine Shop
Building 4

The machine shop is a shared facility for machining and repair of equipment. It includes lath, drill press, vertical mill, band saw, and standard hand tools, chemicals, and lab accessories.

 

Contacts

Nicole Thomas

Student Trainee
USGS
Phone: 505-830-7900