U-Pb Geochronology Facility

The U-Pb Geochronology Facility conducts dating of a wide variety of U-bearing minerals (zircon, baddeleyite, monazite, titanite, rutile, carbonate, bioapatite) using conventional (TIMS) and in situ (LA-ICPMS, SIMS) methods. The facility is operated as open-access and hosts numerous researchers, graduate students and post doctoral fellows each year from both Canadian and international universities. Visiting personnel receive hands-on training and projects are completed in a timely manner. The facility also manages research requests from external organizations (e.g., geological surveys, industry).