Automated Mineralogy Laboratory
The Automated Mineralogy Laboratory is a research laboratory within the Center for Subsurface Earth Resources and the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering that is dedicated to mineral characterization and application development for the minerals, energy, environmental, biological, and planetary research groups and industries. The laboratory is equipped with a QEMSCAN®, a revolutionary instrument used for minerals and materials analysis.
The QEMSCAN® method utilizes electron-beam instrument analysis to perform rapid and accurate analysis of mineralogical and industrial samples for research and industry. The focus of the laboratory is to provide improved understanding of materials in order to better predict their management, development, and the effective recovery of resources.