The Geochemistry Laboratory provides chemical composition data for various media, including rock and soil samples, biological and experimental products. The department hosts a suite of metal-free clean laboratories for the preparation of geological samples for isotope geochemistry and trace element analyses.
Metals are naturally occurring constituents in the environment and their concentrations vary based on geographic region. All environmental media have naturally occurring concentrations of metals. Some metals are essential for maintaining proper health for animals, plants and microorganisms. Industrial metals such as copper, nickel, titanium, chromium, molybdenum, selenium and others are used in various manufacturing processes. Other metals like mercury, arsenic and lead play an integral part in consumer and industrial products (batteries, ammunition, insecticides, etc.).
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