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Electron Probe Micro Analyser (EPMA) Back to Mineral Characterisation Studies

EPMA (Cameca-SX-100) Laboratory is operational in GSI at four places which provides supports to different research projects and mineral investigation programmes of GSI and outside agencies / national institutes.


EPMA

Standard Operating Procedure

Capabilities:

  • High Precision and accurate quantitative multi element analysis (major & trace elements from B to U) of minerals & ores (silicates, Carbonates, oxides and sulphides) including high quality imaging at high spatial resolution
  • Determination of PGE and REE bearing minerals
  • Chemical dating based on Th-U-Pb in appropriate minerals like monazite, xenotime
  • CHIEM dating of monazite is also performed on commercial basis
  • Zoning and diffusion mapping (X-Ray mapping)
  • Also applicable in experimental petrology, meteorite, environmental and metallurgy & ceramics studies

Existing Locations:

  • NCEGR, Kolkata

    Additional Director General
    National Mission Head-IV
    Central Headquater

    Geological Survey of India
    15 A & B Kyd Street
    Kolkata-700016
    Fax- 033-22861716
    Email- hodm4@gsi.gov.in
  • NCEGR, Bangalore

    Additional Director General
    National Mission Head-IV
    Central Headquater

    Geological Survey of India
    15 A & B Kyd Street
    Kolkata-700016
    Fax- 033-22861716
    Email- hodm4@gsi.gov.in
  • NCEGR, Faridabad

    Additional Director General
    National Mission Head-IV
    Central Headquater

    Geological Survey of India
    15 A & B Kyd Street
    Kolkata-700016
    Fax- 033-22861716
    Email- hodm4@gsi.gov.in
  • GSI, SR, Hyderabad

    Additional Director General & HOD
    Southern Region

    Geological Survey of India
    GSI Complex, Bandlaguda,
    Hyderabad-500068
    Andhra Pradesh
    Fax- 040-24220958
    Email- hod.sr@gsi.gov.in
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