Petrographic Microscopes

Petrographic microscopes are used to analyze slices of rock that are so thin you can see through them. The crystals in these slices scatter the light in ways that help geologists understand how the rock formed and under what conditions. Keystone College has acquired four new petrographic microscopes with integrated cameras, which allow us to document our work in stunning detail. Students receive hands-on training in mineralogy and have access to these microscopes, which will be applicable regardless of their chosen career.

Images taken with the petrographic microscopes