Quaternary Geology Laboratories
The Quaternary Geology Laboratories have to main facilities: the Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory and the Sediment Core Laboratory.
Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory
Located in Steele Hall 213
The Dartmouth Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory is a fully equipped, semi-clean, wet-chemistry laboratory for the isolation of cosmogenic nuclides (10Be and 26Al). Additional Dartmouth facilities and equipment available for cosmogenic nuclide sample preparation include the following: sample photography, description and magnetic separation (Fairchild 217); rock sawing, crushing and dry sieving (Fairchild 004); heavy-liquid separation (Steele 213). Jennifer Howley is the Cosmogenic Nuclide Laboratory manager.
Sediment Core Laboratory
Located in Fairchild 217
The Sediment Core Laboratory is currently equipped to process sediments for the following analyses: core photography and visual stratigraphy; magnetic susceptibility (Bartington MS3 Susceptibility Meter with point sensor); loss-on-ignition; smear slide analysis; wet sieving and macrofossil isolation for radiocarbon dating.