I want a microscope to study micrometeorites (size = 50 microns to 2mm). If known, what would be the typical magnification? It would seem to me that the light source would be above the micrometeorite. Is there a preferred microscope for this application? At some point, I would like to get plan eyepieces, which I have heard are better than the eyepieces typically sold with the microscope. I would prefer something less than $300.00 if possible. Being new to microscopes - and with a lot of confusing information out there - I thought it best to ask people who have done this.
As a secondary purpose, a biological-type microscope is preferred.
Is there a microscope good for both?
FYI: I have already contacted AmScope (they recommended a compound microscope) and Omax; I have also looked at the Meiji and Leitz brands.
Thanks for your help.