Stable Isotope and Environmental Laboratory



The Stable Isotope and Environmental Laboratory (SIEL) is located in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines and provides analytical training and services relevant to geosciences and (paleo)environmental studies to students, faculty, and other researchers at Colorado School of Mines, other universities, federal agencies, and industry.

The centerpiece of the facility is an IsoPrime Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer (IRMS) currently measuring the stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen of solid organic samples. The laboratory also offers analytical methods for the characterization of organic, carbonate, and volatile-rich soil and rock samples (loss-on-ignition analysis).

SIEL also conducts pollen-based research which represents an important tool in stratigraphy, paleoenvironmental studies, archaeology, and forensic investigations.


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