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The Laboratories of the Czech Geological Survey are equipped with a wide range of analytical tools for geological and environmental research. We can undertake routine inorganic and organic analyses of geological materials for co-workers from the academic sphere as well as clients from industry. Our team has expertise based on participation in numerous national and international research projects, designing, and carrying out programs of instrumental analysis as well as interpreting the results.

Inorganic geochemistry laboratory, Prague

Inorganic analyses of rocks, soils, stream sediments and waters using classical instrumental methods including AAS, ICP-MS, XRF and specific methods water analysis.

Organic analysis laboratory, Brno

Analysis of crude oil, gas, light hydrocarbons and organic matter in stream sediments, rocks and soils.

Electron microscopy and microanalysis, Prague

Methods of scanning electron microscopy, electron beam microanalysis and structural analysis of geological materials.

Electron probe micro-analysis laboratory, Brno

A CAMECA SX100 electron probe micro-analyzer, joint laboratory of the Czech Geological Survey and the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Masaryk University.

Isotopes - H, C, N, O, S

Analyses of 13C and 18O in carbonates, 2H and 18O in waters, 13C and 15N in organic materials, and 34S in sulfides and sulfates.

Isotopes - Thermal and plasma ionisation mass spectrometry

Thermal ion mass spectrometry and multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the analysis of the radiogenic isotopes (Sr, Nd, Pb and Os) and the non-traditional stable isotopes (Ca, Zn, Cu, and Li)

Thin and polished sections

Preparation of covered thin sections and polished thin sections, polished blocks, double-sided polished wafers for the study of fluid inclusions, polished grain mounts etc.

Mineral separation facility

Separation of mineral grains using magnetic, density, flotation and partial dissolution procedures

Optical microscopy

Fluid inclusions laboratory

Micro-thermometric measurements of fluid inclusions and determination of the P-V-T-x characteristics of palaeo-fluids in minerals and rocks

Mineralogy – X-ray diffraction

Analysis of the mineral composition of geological materials, identification of clay minerals, Rietveld analysis and refinement of crystal structures and the characterization of new mineral phases.

Micropaleontology and chemostratigraphy

Preparation of palynological samples, washing and extraction of microfossils for micropalaeontological study, separation, identification and statistical analysis of populations of nanoplankton, spores, pollen and conodonts.

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Česká geologická služba
Geologická 577/6
152 00 Praha 5
tel.: +420251085506
fax: +420 251 818 748
jan.pasava@geologycz