The Department is housed in the Albert W. Smith Building. Research facilities include:
Alpha and gamma spectroscopic facilities for analysis of environmental nuclides
A planetary materials laboratory
A wide range of equipment for conducting geochemical experiments at near-surface to deep mantle conditions
A planetary geodynamics 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; 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.