Rock properties laboratory measurements are made on core and surface samples
Sample preparation equipment includes diamond saws and core drill — including non-magnetic types for natural remanent magnetization studies — and vacuum impregnation equipment for moisture saturating samples, which is required for some procedures.
We handle your samples carefully
The normal sample preparation is to cross-core a one-inch core cut from the submitted sample to form a bicylindrical (double-cored), one-inch sample. This sample size and shape is necessary for magnetic remanence and susceptibility measurements and can be used for electrical and density determinations.
Samples, cores, and cut-off remnants are returned to you and may be subsequently analyzed chemically or petrographically for correlation purposes.