Origer’s Obsidian Laboratory

Origer’s Obsidian Laboratory (OOL) provides obsidian hydration band measurement services, and has since 2002. In the 1970s, Tom (along with others) was instrumental in establishing the hydration laboratory at Sonoma State University. Tom served as director of the hydration Lab at SSU until it closed in 2002, when the University chose to pursue other research priorities.

The fee structure is currently as follows:

  • 1 – 10 specimens at $21.00 per thin section
  • 11 – 24 specimens at $20.00 per thin section
  • 25 – 99 specimens at $17.00 per thin section
  • 100+ specimens at $15.00 per thin section

For an expedited service fee of $35 per thin section, we offer rapid turn around (two day processing from the time we get them) for small (<10 specimens) batches, if circumstances allow. Call us in advance to arrange for this service.

Contact us at (707) 584-8200 for additional information, or use the contact page on this web site.