Laboratories & Facilities
High quality analysis and capability to support your project.
We deliver a broad range of services in New Zealand and overseas for fundamental and applied research, and the development of innovative products.
The GNS Science Rock and Soil Mechanics Laboratory is a facility set up for the determination of the mechanical properties of rock and soil materials.
Our honey testing facility offers honey source verification using pollen analysis, honey C4 sugar adulteration detection using isotope analysis, and a range of other tests.
Isotope analysis and dating of sedimentary deposits, glacial rocks, minerals and fluids using 10Be, 137Cs, 210Pb, 226Ra, and other U and Th series isotopes.
Advanced materials, nanotechnology and environmental pollution measurement.
XRD analysis, mineral and clay identification, thin section preparation and mineral separation.
Processing of ice cores and snow samples for analytical analyses. Working freezer at -18°C and capacity to hold over 2000m of ice core.
14C analysis using modern AMS technology - applications for geoscience, archaeology, antiquities, atmosphere, environment and others.
Fast, accurate stable isotope analysis for geothermal, geological, minerals, biological, environmental and geoforensic applications.
Ultra sensitive measurement of tritium for dating of groundwater. Other techniques include CFC, SF6 and 14C.
ISO17025:2005 accredited water and gas analyses for geothermal, groundwater and environmental applications. Sampling, analysis, interpretation and monitoring services available.
The Fleming Centre at GNS Science houses the National Paleontological Collection, additional fossil collections from overseas, the macropaleontology and sedimentology laboratory; and the micropaleontology laboratory.
The Palynology and Earth Science multipurpose laboratories designed for a wide range of sample preparation and analysis within a secure, safe and contaminant-free environment for the study of pollen, spores, dinoflagellate cysts and other microscopic organic material.