Department Equipment

The following is a partial list of the department's equipment: 

  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Energy Dispersive Spectrometer/Microanlayzer: The electron microscopy lab, which is jointly operated by the Geology and Biology Departments, contains a JOEL JSM-T300 scanning electron microscope with EDS microanalyzer. This instrument is capable of imaging and chemically analyzing a variety of solid materials at magnifications up to 200,000x. The transmission electron microscope is an AEI Corinth 500 with an LKB Ultramicrotome, Type 8801 A. We have a three room suite devoted to electron microscopy and a darkroom nearby. 
  • Seismic Station: The Department maintains a seismic station for the monitoring of earthquakes. This station is part of the Northwest seismic array and the national seismic grid. The station includes a geophone on Lincton Mountain near the Washington-Oregon border which is connected by radio to the grid and a graphic print-out display in the department. 
  • InnovX Alpha series X-Ray Spectroscoper
  • Agilent 7500ce Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer
  • Two poly-fume hoods one of which has laminar flow capabilities
  • Furnace
  • Computer lab
  • Oxford Diffraction Xcaliber Nova X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Zoom Transfer Stereoscope 
  • Total Station Electronic Surveying Instrument 
  • Bison Field Seismograph 
  • 12 Channel Seismograph 
  • Stream Table 
  • Flume 
  • Petrographic Microscopes
  • Research Petrographic Microscope 
  • Binocular Microscopes 
  • Research Microscope 
  • Brunton Compasses 
  • Altimeters 
  • Rock, Mineral, and Fossil Collection: Thousands of museum quality pieces 
  • Map Collection: Thousands of local and worldwide geological and topographical maps
  • Chemistry Department instruments are also available for use