This lab is equipped with a Franz-Magnetic Barrier Laboratory Separator (Model LB-1) in addition to a set of standard heavy liquids and the necessary apparatus for heavy liquid separation. Furthermore, additional hand magnets are available for the separation of ferromagnetic minerals.
The main applications of this lab are:
• Separation of minerals according to their density utilizing heavy liquids like bromoform, bromotetraethane.
• Separation of minerals according to differences in their diamagnetic susceptibility using the Franz magnetic separator;
The lab principally serves undergraduate and graduate mineralogy and petrology courses and help Faculty members and graduate students to carry out their research and to offer consulting services for the local community.