We offer advise on what is possible, and the best way to attain the best results.

We can facilitate the following procedures as necessary:

  • Collecting the rock sample
  • Microstructural analysis
  • Microchemical analysis
  • 40Ar/39Ar analysis of the grains
  • Interpretation of analysis
  • Modelling of diffusion experiments
  • Publication material or full reports as required or discussed

We specialise in 40Ar/39Ar furnace step heating and/or laser fusion of a variety of rocks and minerals, including amphiboles, biotites, fuschite, white micas (phengite, muscovite), feldspars (K-feldspars, plagioclase). We also work with whole-rock materials, typically extrusive volcanic rocks if a project necessitates it.

Updated:  12 February 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Argon Geochronology Leader/ Page Contact:  WebAdmin