BGS laboratory capability

BGS's research provides an integral and essential part of the BGS science strategy, particularly within the energy, minerals and waste, land use planning and development, climate change and groundwater science areas.

The laboratories are managed through four discipline based facilities:

Sampling in the field Geochemistry

Inorganic and organic geochemistry, radiogenic isotope facility, stable isotope facility.

Chalcedony photomicrograph Mineralogy, petrology, microanalysis and imaging

Mineralogy, petrography and microanalysis, thin sections, biostratigraphy.

Ultrasonic laboratory Physical properties

Rock mechanical properties, hydrophysical and geophysical properties, geotechnical properties, hydrogeological properties and processes.

CO2 hydrate sample Fluid processes research

Transport properties, hydrothemal, hydrates and ice, geomicrobiology, gamma ray spectrometry / radiochemistry.