Journal of Paleolimnology

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 141–146

Embedding unfrozen lake sediments for thin section preparation

  • Scott F. Lamoureux

DOI: 10.1007/BF00682510

Cite this article as:
Lamoureux, S.F. J Paleolimnol (1994) 10: 141. doi:10.1007/BF00682510


A method for subsampling and embedding unfrozen sediments is described. The method requires commonly available equipment and can be implemented efficiently and cost-effectively. Thin sections prepared from the embedded unfrozen sediments preserve very fine structural detail, without interruption due to ice-crystal casts. The method provides a viable alternative to subsampling methods requiring either frozen sediments or specialized equipment.

Key words

sedimentology thin-sectioning embedding 

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott F. Lamoureux
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeographyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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