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Geochemistry

Geochemistry is the chemical analysis of the composition and mechanisms of major geological systems such as Earth, using our knowledge of chemistry and its investigative tools. It has played a fundamental role in the growth of our understanding of Earth and, indeed, other bodies in the Solar System.

Analysis of the properties, distribution and migration of chemical substances and isotopes in a planetary body reveals much about its origins and active processes. The application of geochemical techniques is an increasingly important element of environmental research and has the potential to attract greater commercial interest.

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Blog posts about geochemistry

Our blog posts are often written by scientists about their ongoing research

Science blog article.
100,000 Years Later
Saturday 6th of February 2016
Science blog article.
Location, Location, Location
Monday 21st of September 2015
Science blog article.
Collapsing Ice Shelves
Friday 5th of December 2014
Science blog article.
Messages from Mercury: what we don’t know yet
Sunday 6th of October 2013
Science blog article.
What is Homochirality?
Friday 25th of January 2013

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