Department of Geography and the Environment

Core Processing Lab

CLA 0.206

Principal Investigator: Dr. Edgardo M. Latrubesse – Professor
Lab Manager/Technician: Dr. Samia Aquino da Silva

The focuses are geochemical and mineralogical analyses. The main equipment is a bench top dual Olympus BTX Profiler X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence analyzer that combines 2-D-XRD and EDXRF (energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence) technology to provide full compositional analysis. Additional equipment includes a portable XRF, and a Bartington MS2 magnetic susceptibility meter (with MS2B and MS2C sensors). A specific chamber for cold storage of samples and cores is available.


  • Department of Geography and the Environment

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E. 23rd Street, A3100
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712
    512-471-5116