Rockwash technology washes, dries, organizes, digitally archives and takes high-resolution photographs of up to three hundred samples in a day, meaning both faster sample preparation for analysis, and easier sample management. The Rockwash, a patent-pending technology from the UK, automates preparation through a mechanized and completely reproducible process of water-washing, machine-drying, and digital archiving for each sample. Within 24 hours, Rockwash will produce a digital entry with identification info and a high-resolution digital photograph corresponding to each sample, vastly reducing volume of sample storage.