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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.
  • 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