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Geochemistry Laboratories

Sample preparation laboratories supporting analytical facilities.

The department hosts a suite of metal-free clean laboratories for the preparation of geological samples for isotope geochemistry and trace element analyses – typically class 10000 laboratory spaces with full fume cupboards and class 100 laminar flow clean cabinets  for the the chromatographic extraction and purification of chemical elements prior to isotopic measurements by TIMS or MC-ICP-MS.

In addition, the General Chemistry Laboratory is a shared space for activities not compatible or suitable for clean laboratories, requiring fume cupboards and space for general chemical work.

Other sample preparation laboratories:

  • Rock Crushing (Jaw Crusher and Ball Mill Grinder)
  • Mineral Separations (Wifley Table, Franz for Magnetic Separations, Heavy Liquids) 

For general sample preparation enquiries, please contact , for clean laboratories, please contact Dr Edward Tipper.

Go to the Analytical Instrumentation pages.