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Facilities in the Department of Geology

List of Facilities

We have a wide range of facilties for geological and geophysical research.

Geochemical Analysis

We have a range of facilities for geochemical analysis.


We have geophysics equipment suitable for on land and offshore geophysics surveys. We also have a range of computing and software for processing and interpretation of geophysical data-sets.

Marine Geology

We have access to a range of facilities or marine geology, including the RV Polaris II research vessel. Find out more about 

Mineralogy and Petrology

Mineralogy and petrology is an important area of research to us and as such we have good facilities for mineralogy and petrology.


Our state of the art paleomagnetic research facility supports important research.


Our paleontology facilities support a wide range of paleontological research.

Structural Geology Facilities

We have a range of software and equipment that can be used to study structural geology.

Additional equipment and facilities

In addition to the facilities we have for specific research areas that are linked to above we have some general facilities.