Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cosmic Mineral Separation Initiative

The cosmic mineral separation directive has officially been implemented at NBMG. I now actually understand what we are doing and learned how a microscope works. Turns out looking for olivine makes my hair grow. 

I have received much help from colleagues Nick (of previous 3D mapping fame) and Bret (shown in photo). Bret is doing nearly all of the work. Nick is providing more guidance than I am because he separates minerals for Ar-Ar all of the time. I (we) am (are) paying Bret for all of this work. Have also gotten some billets for thin sections out of the deal.