Facilities Servo-controlled triaxial deformation apparatus. 2000 kN load frame, 210 MPa confining and pore pressure, and 200 C. Sandstone instrumented with strain gages. 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.