Facilities

  • Computer lab

    The UNLV Geoscience Computer Lab is located in the Technology Building, Rooms 112 & 113.

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  • EMIL - Electron Microanalysis and Imaging Laboratory

    EMiL is an analytical laboratory dedicated to the solution of problems using electron micro-beam techniques for clients in industry, government agencies, and academia

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  • NIGL - Nevada Isotope Geochronology Lab

    The Nevada Isotope Geochronology Laboratory houses two rare gas mass spectrometers, a MAP215-50 and Nuclide 4.5-60-RSS. The MAP 215-50, its extraction line, and auxiliary equipment are computer automated using LABVIEW software, initially developed by Bruce Idleman at Lehigh University.

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  • Stable isotope lab

    The Las Vegas Isotope Science Laboratory is equipped with a state-of-the-art light stable isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) and peripheral devices. The lab is located in room 3111 of the 208,000 ft2 Science and Engineering Building on the UNLV Campus that was completed in 2009.

     

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  • XXL:XRD / XRF

    The department of Geoscience at UNLV has two new instruments. One is a PANalytical Axios Advanced sequential X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer for whole rock major and trace quantitative elemental analysis. The second is a PANalytical X’PERT Pro X-ray Difraction Spectrometer for mineral identification, and crystallographic and Reitveld analysis.

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  • ESAL - Enviornmental Soil Analysis Laboratory

    ESAL is the only university soils laboratory in Nevada providing routine analyses of geologic materials, soils, plants, and water to the general public. ESAL’s mission is to maximize efficiency of laboratory resources by providing accurate, reliable, and prompt services to the research programs within UNLV, and to external public and private entities in Nevada and the region, at reasonable costs.

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  • List of Geoscience Facilities

    The Department of Geoscience, UNLV, with 24 faculty, and 3 staff including 2 student workers offers undergraduate and graduate degrees (both MS and Ph.D.) and specializes in a variety of geoscience fields. Most faculty research is funded by grants from NSF, NASA, and DOE and other state and local sources.

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