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Research Facilities

Electron Microscopy Center

Located: McClure Hall 120
Capabilities include a variety of analytical tools: SEM, TEM, X-ray Microanalysis, Powder XRD, Polarized and Fluorescence Light Microscopy. Sample preparation includes: carbon & noble-metal coaters and critical point dryer.
Contact: Tom Williams

Ground-Based LiDAR System

Managed jointly with the College of Natural Resources, we offer high-precision terrain mapping with a Leica ScanStation 2 terrestrial laser scanner, high-performance field laptop, tripods, HDS targets, and more
Contact: Jerry Fairley

Groundwater Field Laboratory

A unique teaching/research laboratory on the UI campus for the study of ground water resources and hydrogeology
Contact: Jerry Fairley

Rock Preparation Facility

Located: Mines Building
For rock cutting and crushing, preparing polished sections and for drafting and photography
Contact: Mickey Gunter

Aqueous and Soil Chemistry Laboratory (PSES / Soil Sciences)

The Department of Soil and Water Systems hosts a variety of resources, including a state-of-the-art ICP AES and HPLC chemical laboratory.


Department of Geological Sciences

Physical Address:
McClure Hall 203

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3022
Moscow, ID 83844-3022

Phone: 208-885-6192


Web: Geological Sciences