Dear mineralogy colleagues!
Although I have been working in my own water treatment business for the
last 20 years I always keep my eyes and ears tuned to what is going on in
the MSA. This forum is a great way to keep tabs on so many interesting
topics, and I love receiving the messages and perusing Am Min.
During a recent major clean-out of my storage shed I unearthed my entire
collection of petrographic thin sections that I used during my amphibole
research while at JHU. These are mainly samples of amphibolite, blueschist,
eclogite, and epidote bearing high pressure rocks, among others. I was so
excited to find them and realized that I have no means of studying them! I
am writing to this group in the hopes that there might be the possibility
to find and obtain a used, working, fully equipped petrographic microscope
from some Mineralogy Department out there that is no longer being used and
has been mothballed somewhere. I would ideally like to get a trinocular
microscope so I could capture digital images. I am also game to purchase a
new microscope, but am not sure what is out there that is reasonably
affordable and has good optics and all the necessary components for good
optical microscopy. Any recommendations for choosing a good petrographic
scope would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone in advance!
Eugene A. Smelik Ph.D.
Kinetico-Advanced Water Systems, Inc.
(919) 772-4488 (Office)
(919) 815-0380 (Voice)