Petrology Microscopes


A petrologist uses microscopes and chemical tests to determine the nature of rocks and minerals. Microscope examination of a rock specimen mounted on a "thin section" slide is the principal technique used to identify the rock specimen. Further study can determine the components and features of the rock along with its composition, how it was formed and the geological setting of the rock.


tained slices, hand specimens, or loose grains of rocks and minerals can be examined with an ordinary incident light stereo microscope like our EMZ-13TR Stereo Microscope with PKL-2 Stand. But thin sections are examined with a transmitted light polarizing microscope like Meiji's ML9000 or MT9000 Series.


MT9000 Series Polarized Microscopes


Meiji Techno offers two types of MT Series polarizing microscopes:

ML9000 Series Polarized Microscopes


Meiji Techno offers three types of ML Series polarizing microscopes:

  • ML9000 Series transmitted illumination models
  • ML9400 Series incident and transmitted illumination models
  • ML9700 Series transmitted illumination, 50 watt illuminator, rotatable analyzer and Senarmont compensator.


EMZ-13TR & PKL LED Stand Stereo Microscope



Standard accessories include removeable glass stage plate, stage clips,dust cover and localized power cord. Optional accessories include auxiliary lenses, a wide range of eyepieces, polarizing kit for transmitted light, super diffuser plate, plain white/black stage plate, upgraded coarse & fine focus mechanism and pole extensions. A wide range of other stands and illumination systems are readily available to fit any application.