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Question:What are some ways to collect dust or particulate samples for analysis?

warren asked on November 30, 2017 16:35
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For example, with a microscope?

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When we were in WI @gretchengehrke, @mathew, and I were visiting some friends and we took a sample from a window at their house. The house window was facing a frack sand mine and appeared to be covered with a thin dust layer. We used a small razor and scraped the window in a downward fashion onto a slide. Since we just wanted to look at the materials that came off of the window under a microscope, we weren't worried about the sample size, contamination or anything like that. Made it pretty simple. I know @kgradow1 did something neat with tape on a rock recently as well.

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