On the second floor you’ll find classrooms, a rock and mineral lab, an X-ray lab, two student computer labs, the department office, faculty offices, and storage. The third floor holds the optical mineralogy/petrology lab, paleontology lab, classrooms, offices, and student project room.
Essentially all of the department’s equipment is available to undergraduate students for classroom or research use. This includes water-well monitoring and logging systems, a Rigaku D/Max-2000T X-ray diffractometer with supporting software, a Luminiscope cathodoluminescence unit, a fluid inclusion heating and freezing stage, geophysical equipment (such as a gravity meter, 48-channel seismograph, proton precession magnetometer, and earth resistivity and conductivity instruments), sample preparation equipment (thin section machine, rock crusher, rock pulverizer, Gemeni table, rock saws, polisher, sieve shaker, Franz magnetic separator), and various microscopes, computers, and scanners. Both SEM (with Eds) and TEM are available on campus.