Field and Analytical Equipment
For a small department within a liberal arts college, the Department of Geology at Washington and Lee has extensive geochemical, geophysical and geologic equipment. Laboratory equipment includes an Ion Chromatograph, XRD, SEM (with EBSD/EDS), Stable Isotope and other standard geochemical laboratory equipment. All of these machines were purchased new within the last few years.
In addition, we have a full rock/thin section preparation lab, and we recently upgraded our microscope lab with several brand new optical microscopes and supporting equipment. We have a field seismic acquisition unit, imaging resistivity unit, gravimeter, and magnetometer.
Additionally, we have a vibracore, total station units, laser rangefinder, a number of GPS units and several meters for water sampling. To facilitate field work we have three twelve passenger vans.