Geology laboratories

Equipment Type: Laboratory

BAS has one of the largest collections of Antarctic rocks and fossils in the world. The unique and irreplaceable collections contain over 200,000 specimens from Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Islands collected over the last 75 years for a variety of geological disciplines such as petrology, mineralogy, sedimentology, palæontology, micropalæontology and palynology.

The Geological laboratories provide facilities for:

Petrographic preparation (cutting, crushing, powdering, magnetic separation) for geochemical analysis.
Sedimentology including grain size analysis.
Sediment core work (splitting, sampling, sieving).
Micropalæontology (quantitative diatom slide preparation, foraminifera analysis).
Palæontology (fossil analysis, replication, photography).
Microscopy (petrographic, binocular, stereoscopic).

Contact Name: 
Hilary Blagbrough
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Available for use/hire by external contacts