Lab Work: Crushing Rocks for Mineral Separation

The first step to completing our research is, of course, collecting the rock samples from their erupted locations. Once we bring the rocks back to the Westminster College mineral separation lab, we start the crushing process. This allows us to separate the sub-centimeter sized sanidine and sub-millimeter sized zircon crystals from the bulk rock. ToContinue reading “Lab Work: Crushing Rocks for Mineral Separation”