The Earth Resources Research and Analysis Facility (TERRA)

The Earth Resources Research and Analysis (TERRA) Facility is housed in the Department of Earth Sciences. TERRA provides chemical and physical analyses utilizing a large variety of instrumentations, including ICP-MS, XRF, XRD, Microprobe, radiogenic isotope, and stable isotope mass spectrometers.

Most laboratories have standard fee-for-service packages that are offered to the geological, archaelogical, environmental and biological communities. Research into new applications and techniques is on-going.

Researchers are encouraged to check out the services available by following the links to the various instruments and by contacting the personnel in charge.

COVID-19 Operations

Hibernia Electron Beam Facility
X-Ray Diffraction Facility
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
(under reno until summer-fall 2021)
Stable Isotope Lab Facility
Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer
Lapidary and Saws Facility
XRF Facility
(under reno until summer-fall 2021)
Crushing, Milling and Mineral Separation Facility


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