School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

Analytical and support services

We host a number of facilities to analyse various aspects of samples for geoscientific research. Analytical services are available together with the necessary expertise to interpret the results.


Our facilities include X-ray fluorescence (XRF), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thin sections/sample preparation and LA-ICP-MS.

Find out more about our facilities


Our services range from mineralogical determination of clay samples to elemental determination at sub-ppm levels in rocks, soils and sediments.

Some additional information about each of our techniques can be found by browsing our facilities' descriptions, but please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

For full terms and conditions relating to our analytical services, please see our Service Agreement (PDF, 273kb).

General enquiries

Please contact a member of the technical team

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