Facilities Sandstone instrumented with strain gages. Servo-controlled triaxial deformation apparatus. 2000 kN load frame, 210 MPa confining and pore pressure, and 200 C. Instron load frame. Petrographic microscope with camera. Surface grinder for in-house sample preparation. Vacuum oven for sample saturation and thin-section preparation. Grinder/polisher for thin-section preparation. Our group also takes advantage of the other resources offered within the department and through the Shared Equipment Authority at Rice.