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Additional equipment and facilities in the Department of Geology

  • A team of helpful and able general and technical staff
  • A Geological Museum housing extensive reference collections of fossils, minerals, and rocks
  • An extensive Rock Catalogue that houses specimens collected by staff and students over the past 100 yrs. See our Rock Catalogue Material Policy
  • Several departmental vehicles and trailers
  • An inflatable boat plus outboard motor for lake and coastal work
  • A two-person kayak for work on lake coastlines
  • An extensive range of computers for student and staff use
  • GIS data and software
  • Sediment analysis equipment
  • Rapid Sediment Analysis software capable of analysing sediment in the grainsize range - 2 phi to 4 phi at quarter-phi resolution, utilising Geology or Geography Department settling tubes
  • Graphics software including the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Image capture equipment including: a copy stand for sample photography, scanners, and photomicrography equipment