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Sedimentary Laboratories Details

Includes the Palaeoceanography Lab. (N326)

Academic Staff Member

Professor I.N. McCave

Contact: Senior Technical Officer

Mr Mike Hall


Miss Angela Huckle
Mr Simon Crowhurst
Miss Jeannie Booth


North Wing, 3rd Floor, Rooms N341-343
Palaeoceanography Lab N326
Tel: 33448
Tel: 33448


Micromeritics Sedigraph particle sizer, Beckmann Coulter counter multisizer 3, end-over-end and orbital shakers, drying ovens, sieves, photomicroscopes, Spectrophotometer, Faxitron x-ray machine, Magnetic susceptibility meter, glassware washing facilities, vacuum impregnation of samples in resin and cold setting of samples in resin for use with microprobes and CL.

The Sedimentary Laboratory contains a wide range of equipment. Training in the use of equipment is necessary and is authorised by those listed below or by Miss Huckle/ Mr Crowhurst; specifically:

  • Sedigraph and Coulter counter: Professor McCave
  • Wild picking microscopes: Miss Huckle or Mr Crowhurst
  • Sieves, ovens and orbital shakers: Miss Huckle or Mr Crowhurst
  • Spectrophotometer and Magnetic susceptibility meter: Mr Crowhurst
  • Lancer glasswasher: Miss Huckle, Mr Crowhurst or Miss Booth
  • Faxitron machine: Miss Huckle or Mr Crowhurst
  • Zeiss and Wild photomicroscopes: Dr. Dickson (and CL facility)
  • Chemical facilities, room 342: Dr. Dickson or Miss Huckle
    (epoxy under vacuum, insoluble residues etc)
  • Chemical HF facilities, room 340: Dr Butterfield

Special Precautions

Please refer to the safety procedures for the labs before use

Great care must be taken in handling chemicals (in particular, impregnation plastics are carcinogenic). Work must be carried out in the fume cupboard using disposable gloves and apron.