The University of Iowa

Sedimentary Geology Laboratories

The Sedimentary Geology lab is equipped with state of the art hardware and software for petrographic thin section and mineral separate data capture and analysis.  Specific equipment includes:

Nikon Eclipse 50iPOL polarizing microscope

 - Nikon Eclipse 50iPOL polarizing microscope for petrographic studies that includes 4x, 10, 20x, and 40x objectives, a dedicated high-resolution, high color fidelity digital microscope camera, and a separate teaching head for two-person, simultaneous viewing. 

- Petrog digital stepping stage with accompanying software for petrographic analysis. 

- Nikon SMZ18 research stereomicroscope with 18:1 zoom ratio, a polarizing filter, and a dedicated high-resolution, high color fidelity digital microscope camera for grain identification and picking.