Pricing

Welcome to our Quote Calculator!

We’ve created a dynamic price sheet that makes quick calculations to help estimate your cost. We call it The Quote Calculator. While this price sheet does not factor in the shipping charges, it will provide an accurate quote on all of our services.  Actual orders require completion of the Grindstone Laboratory Order Form which allows you to itemize each sample. Itemizing each sample is critical to accurate processing. Please email the Order Form with any special instructions to info@grindstonelab.com. See our FAQ page for shipping details.

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Special Prep

  • Micrograin mounts $10
  • Cut bulk sample to size $2
  • Special Care (water sensitive, brittle, etc.) $3

Slide Format

  • Standard 27mm x 46mm (Borosilicate) BASE PRICE $20
  • Standard 27mm x 46mm (Quartz) BASE PRICE $43
  • Large 2″ x 3″ (Borosilicate) BASE PRICE $37
  • 1″ Round (Borosilicate) BASE PRICE $18

Pressure Impregnation

  • Standard $8
  • Non-Standard (Spurr’s resin, Epothin, Scotchcast) $13

Embedding

  • Clear Epoxy $0
  • Add UV dye $1
  • Expoxy Dye (indicate in Special Instructions: blue, red, yellow) $3

Thickness

  • Standard (30 microns) $0
  • Non-Standard (specify thinner or thicker) $3

Mount

  • Standard (Loctite) $1
  • Non-Standard (removable-cyanoacrylate OR crystalbond) $6

Staining

  • Calcite (Alizarin Red) $2
  • Potassium Feldspar (Sodium Cobaltinitrite) $2
  • Plagiociase Feldspar (Barlum Chloride & Rhodizonate) $2
  • Ferrous Carbonate (Alizarin Red & Potassium Ferricyanide) $2

Finish

  • Uncovered $0
  • Standard format coverslip $1
  • Large format converslip $2
  • Single-Side Polish (standard) $38
  • Single-Side Polish (2″x3″) $70
  • Single-Side Polish (1″ Round) $30
  • Double-Side Polish (standard) $50
  • Double-Side Polish (2″x3″) $87
  • Double-Side Polish (1″ Round) $42

Turnaround Times

  • 6 weeks (standard) n/c
  • 4 weeks (1.5 x total)
  • 3 weeks (2 x total)
  • 2 weeks (2.5 x total)
  • 1 week (3 x total)