Blog Posts Tagged "thin sections"

CORE DESCRIBERS : 3 teams, 3 specialities, 1 goal ! introduction

"Core on deck" marque le debut d'un voyage long et sinueux dans l'univers de la science. L'objet de cette serie de blogs, intitulee "CORE DESCRIBERS", est de presenter la tache de chacun dans la description minutieuse du plus grand nombre possible de donnees sur la precieuse roche rapportee du fond des oceans.

Art in the rock ... What do you see in these thin sections ? EPISODE 3

Answer to the second episode ... A runaway couple !

It can be a good way to present geology to kids and teenagers by the artistic side ! they are often very attracted by beauty as everyone ... and it is a way to catch their attention and to begin with rock.

Art in the rock ... What do you see in these thin sections ? EPISODE 4 and HOME MADE THIN SECTIONS

Now you know all about thin sections, reading previous posts !

I propose you to do your own thin sections from sands. With epoxy on a glass slide and some sand above, you have to polish till you obtain a good picture with polarizing microscope.

We are now collecting gabbro sand for education. We had to sieve it with sieves from #35 to #45.