Institute of Applied Geosciences

Sedimentological Laboratory

We carry out the following investigations on sediments and sedimentary rocks:

Chemical processing of sediments

  • Destruction of carbonate contents
  • Removal of organic matter

Grain size analyses and separation of grain fractions

  • Dry and wet sieve analyses
  • Atterberg method
  • Centrifuge separation

Heavy mineral separation

  • Separation by means of sodium polytungstate
  • Preparation of scattering preparations

Carbonate content determination

  • Carbonate bomb according to Müller

Mineralogy of sediments and sedimentary rocks

(in cooperation with the department of Applied Geochemistry)

  • Powder production from sedimentary rocks
  • Production of texture preparations for clay mineralogy
  • Total rock mineralogy and clay mineral determination by XRD