Micro Analysis Facility (MAF)

MAF specializes in high-resolution imaging and in-situ microbeam chemical analysis and age dating of minerals and other materials such as environmental and archaeological samples.

The Facility has ongoing research and development projects on ore characterization for metallurgy and advanced mineral exploration but aims to support a wide range of research throughout the university and beyond.

Development of new analytical methodologies and instrument components for microanalysis is of particular interest to the group. Collaborative research support, service analysis and training may be arranged through MAF.

COVID-19 Operations

Scanning Electron Microscopy-Mineral Liberation Analysis
Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
Laser Ablation ICP Mass Spectrometry
Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometry
Fluid inclusion Lab


CREAIT Network

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000