The Bryn Mawr Geochemistry lab is used for a variety of geological and paleobiological investigations. Ongoing research here includes understanding the climate changes associated with the Late Paleozoic Ice House and the End Permian mass extinction by using oxygen isotopes preserved in extinct fossils called conodonts.
The Bryn Mawr Fossil Petrography laboratory is equipped with a Carpenter Microsystem CM-2 microsampler for high-resolution sampling of minerals in hand samples and thin sections.
The ELTRA CS2000 carbon sulfur determinator is used to rapidly measure total carbon, total sulfur, and total inorganic carbon in rock samples.
The Agilent Technologies Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) is used to determine the abundance of various elements in our rock and fluid samples.