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The Department is housed in the Albert W. Smith Building. Research facilities include:

Alpha and gamma spectroscopic facilities for analysis of environmental nuclides

A sedimentology laboratory

A planetary materials laboratory

A wide range of equipment for conducting geochemical experiments at near-surface to deep mantle conditions

A high-performance computing facility

The Department also maintains thin sectioning and mineral separation facilities; reflected and transmitted light microscopes; fluid inclusion microscope; cathodoluminescence microscope; submicron and clay-silt-sand particle size analyzers; X-ray diffractometer; and field equipment for groundwater and geophysical work including resistivity meter, hand-held GPS units, seismic refraction/reflection equipment, a ground conductivity meter, two magnetometers, and a gravimeter. A well-field owned by the University is available for groundwater sampling and analysis.

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