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. It will provide an accurate quote on all of our services and estimates on return shipping.  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 (or include with your sample submission) with any special instructions to info@grindstonelab.com. See our FAQ page for shipping details.

Thank you for your business!



Special Prep

  • Micro-Grain 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

Embedding Epoxy

  • Standard (Epotek 301) $0
  • Non-Standard (Spurr’s resin, Epothin, Scotchcast) $13

Embedding Dye

  • Add UV Dye $3
  • Epoxy Dye (indicate in Special Instructions: blue, red, yellow) $3

Thickness

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

Mount

  • Standard (Loctite) $0
  • 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 Coverslip $2
  • Single-Side Polish (standard) $18
  • Single-Side Polish (2″x3″) $50
  • Single-Side Polish (1″ Round) $10
  • Double-Side Polish (standard) $30
  • Double-Side Polish (2″x3″) $67
  • Double-Side Polish (1″ Round) $22

Return Shipping

  • Padded Envelope (12.5″ x 9.5″) $9
  • Small Box (15″ x 9.5″ x 1.5″) $9
  • Medium Box (8.5″ x 5.5″ x 1.75″) $16
  • Large Box (12″ x 12″ x 6″) $22

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)