- GeoRef, Copyright 2006, American Geological Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
A new technique for mounting sand grains was developed during a recent size and shape analysis conducted by the author. Grains are sampled using an Otto microsplit and are imbedded in Castolite thermosetting plastic. Mounts are made in the shape of a rectangular rod which makes it easy to view the grains at right angles and makes them readily stowable.