Laboratory for Orogenic Studies (LOS)
The Laboratory for Orogenic Studies (LOS) is equipped with a research-grade petrographic microscope and two hand-specimen microscopes, thin-sectioning machines and a thin-sectioning station that features fine-polishing glass plates, and a fume hood equipped with mineral separation hardware. The lab has a dedicated trim saw, lapidary wheel, automatic vibrolap, a sandbox for sample reorientation and a model L-1 magnetic separator. The lab has two PCs, a light table and a multi-use digital camera for both field and laboratory photography, including microscopy.
The lab is used for petrology, structural geology and tectonics research, and for periodic use for classes such as GES 401: Advanced Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, GES 404: Field Geology, and GES 465: Tectonics.
For information about the LOS laboratories, e-mail Gary S. Solar.