Analytical Facilities and Services

Welcome to the University of Leicester Geological Services analytical laboratories. We host a number of facilities to analyse various aspects of geological samples. Analytical services are available to industry together with the necessary expertise to interpret the results.


Our facilities include:


Our services range from mineralogical determination of clay samples to elemental determination at sub-ppm levels in rocks, soils, sediments and water samples.

Some additional information about each of our techniques can be found by following the links at the left of the page but please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

For full terms and conditions in relation to our Analytical Services - see our Services Agreement

General Enquiries

Dr Tom Knott

T: +44 (0)116 252 3817
F: +44 (0)116 252 3918

Contact details for more specific information about individual techniques can be found on the appropriate page.

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Contact Details

School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
University of Leicester
University Road

T: +44 (0)116 252 3933


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