Core Facilities

Center for Geochemical Analysis

CGA Facility


The CGA Core Facility specializes in low-level trace element analysis. The CGA employs inductively coupled plasma (ICP) spectrometers with coupled laser and HPLC to provide analyses on water, soils, chemicals, biologic material, and rock to the greater USF community, national and global research institutions, as well as to federal and local government agencies. The CGA specializes in the determination of trace metals in a variety of materials including water samples, environmental samples (e.g., soil, sludge), and most rock types. The lab provides analysis to the public, research institutions, government agencies, and universities.

Major Equipment and Instrumentation

  • Perkin Elmer Avio 200 ICP-OES
  • Perkin-Elmer Elan DRC II Quadrupole Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer
  • Cetac LSX 213 Laser Ablation
  • Perkin-Elmer S-200 High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

Location and Contact Information

Center for Geochemical Analysis
Department of Geology
4202 E. Fowler Ave, SCA 428
Tampa, FL 33620
E: Dr. Zachary Atlas
W: CGA Core Facility