The main corelab is equipped with two working benches, fume hood, computer facilities,  and sampling tools.

The following equipment is available to users of the OSU-MGR. For a list of fees see our services page.


  • A containerized sea going GEOTEK MSCL-S multi-sensor track (MST) that provides gamma ray attenuation (GRA) bulk density, loop magnetic susceptibility (MS), P-wave velocity (PWA) and electrical resistivity (ER).
  • A GEOTEK XZ system that provides line scan camera photography and point-source magnetic susceptibility (MS).
  • An ITRAX XRF Scanner capable of split core and u-channel measurement at 0.2mm resolution
  • Core Splitters
  • Portable vibrating saw core splitter .
  • Rock saws.
  • Band saw.
  • Freeze dryer (Virtus) and Freeze dryer (LabConco).
  • Electronic and Manual balances.
  • Automated label maker.
  • 2 Freezers (standard).
  • 10 x 20 walk-in freezer.
  • Beckman Coulter LS 13 320 laser diffraction particle size analyzer.
  • Microscopes (petrographic with digital camera and old binocular).
  • Hitachi LCD projector
  • Photography station (Norman flash photography strobe lighting system).
  • Epson Perfection V750 PRO scanner