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The GeoAnalytical Lab offers:

X-ray Fluorescence Analysis

ThermoARL Advant’XP+ automated sequential wavelength spectrometer measures 29 major and trace elements (Si, Al, Ti, Fe, Mn, Ca, Mg, K, Na, P, Sc, V, Ni, Cr, Ba, Sr, Zr, Y, Rb, Nb, Ga, Cu, Zn, Pb, La, Ce, Th, Nd, U).

Dr. Ashley Steiner
Email: ashley.steiner@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-6770

ICP-MS Analysis

Agilent 7700 inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer measures 27 elements (14 REEs & Ba, Th, Nb, Y, Hf, Ta, U, Pb, Rb, Cs, Sr, Sc, Zr) on bulk rocks or minerals.

Dr. Arron Steiner
Email: arron@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-1626

Charles Knaack
Email: knaack@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-6742

Electron Microbeam Analysis

JEOL JXA-8500F field emission electron microprobe can image and analyze the chemical composition of most solid materials at spatial resolutions down to sub-micron scales.

Dr. Scott Boroughs
Email:scott.boroughs@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-1626

PNW Tephra Identification

Electron microprobe analysis of glass shards and comparison with existing database.

Dr. Scott Boroughs
Email:scott.boroughs@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-1626

Dr. F.F. Foit, Jr.
Email: foit@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-3093

Meteorite Inquiries

We do not identify meteorites. For further assistance please see the web page of Prof. Randy Korotev at this link: http://www.meteorites.wustl.edu/rlk.htm

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Peter Hooper GeoAnalytical Lab
School of the Environment

Webster 845 | Webster 1228
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-2812

Phone:509-335-1626
Fax: 509-335-3700
E-mail: geolab@wsu.edu