The NMMA offers access to its state-of-the art facilities, including its rock sample preparation and study facilities, to students and scientists who do research and field work in the region. Please contact us for more details.

Rock preparation facilities

  • Buehler Lapro slab saw. Delta Petrocut abrasive cutter and Powerfeed 10” trim saw
  • Petrothin thin sectioning system and Petrovue thin section viewer
  • Polimet 1000 and MetaServ 250 grinders/polishers
  • Purelab water purification system
  • Fritsch disc mill pulverizer
  • Hach spectrophotometers
  • Hach portable digital water meter field kits and turbidimeters
  • Retsch BB200 jaw crusher
  • Ogeechee corer, Ekman dredge and Wisconsin plankton net
  • Kemmerer sampler and Secchi disk
  • Motic B3-220 compound miscroscopes
  • Swift SM90-M28Z stereo microscopes
  • Nikon Eclipse 50iPOL polarizing microscope with digital camera
  • Meiji ML9200 polarizing microscope
  • Nikon Eclipse E200 polarizing microscopes

Study facilities

  • Microscope lab, with both transmitted and reflected light, with cameras connected to computers and large monitors for group instruction
  • Computer lab - accessible through the University College of the North, Flin Flon Regional Centre (UCL-FFRC)