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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013    Location: Wyoming, USA
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DeltaNu - RockHound™
  • Make: Deltanu
  • Model: RockHound™
  • Price: Contact Seller Availability: In Stock
  • Description: RockHound™ Hand-Held Geologic Field Spectrometer Winner of the R&D 100 Award 2006 Try the RockHound™ for ... Read More
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SciAps, Inc
LabX Member since November 2006.
In business since 1997.

SciAps, Inc., is a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in portable analytical instruments. Our mission is to provide durable, field-tested, portable instruments to identify any compound, any mineral, any element — anyplace on the planet.
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RockHound™ Hand-Held Geologic Field Spectrometer

Winner of the R&D 100 Award 2006

Try the RockHound™ for rock and mineral identification. Raman spectroscopy is the method for rapid and non-destructive mineral identification. The RockHound™ is a portable, handheld field analysis spectrometer which takes Raman spectroscopy beyond a laboratory setting. A library with approximately 100 samples is used to aid students, professors and researchers in the identification of unknown rocks, minerals and soils. The RockHound™ is the only portable Raman spectrometer dedicated to the geological sciences. 


  • Characterization of inclusions embedded in a geological matrix
  • Identification of daughter minerals and other organic components within geological materials
  • Molecular structure of stoichiometry studies
  • Assays for inorganic and organic components in liquids
  • Classification and authentification of gemstones

Features and Specifications

  • Solids: point and shoot attachment
  • Liquids: sample cell attachment for 8mm vials, NMR tubes, or MP tubes
  • Microscopy: optional microscope attachment (NuScope™)
  • Portability
    • Weighs under 5 lbs
    • Remote trigger
    • Wireless Blue Tooth connectivity (or USB)
    • Battery powered with 5 hours of continuous use
  • Instrument specifications:
    • Laser: 120 mW 785 nm
    • Resolution: 8 cm-1
    • Spectral range: 200– 2000 cm-1 optional 100-2000cm-1
  • PC and Software:
    • Laptop PC
    • NuSpec™ Software and library development software
    • Mineral library with over 500 spectra
  • One year parts and labor warranty