The Sedimentology Laboratory is specially designated to meet the needs of students doing their final year projects. It includes equipment which allows for the manufacture of thin section (slides) and the sieving of sediment samples for subsequent analyses.
1. Ingram-Ward 65C Compact Combination Thin Section Trim Saw/Grinder
Thin section preparation is a laboratory skill, taught to students undergoing their Final Year Project. The equipment used is the Ingram-Ward 65C Compact Combination Thin Section Trim Saw/Grinder which is commonly used, particularly for making thin sections of sedimentary rocks. It’s function, is to cut rocks which are then mounted onto glass slides and subsequently ground down to the required 30 micron thickness of the thin section. The thin section is finally, hand finished using silicon carbide powder-grit.