In the BRGM's laboratories in Orléans. this X-ray diffraction apparatus, installed in 2010, opens up a new phase in automated mineral phase determination (Orléans, 2011). © BRGM - Didier Depoorter


Laboratories working to support BRGM scientific activities.

The BRGM has a unique range of facilities for analysis and experimentation in analytical chemistry, isotopic geochemistry, mineralogy, environmental sampling and metrology, microbiology and molecular biology, multi-scale biogeochemical experiments and treatment processes. All BRGM laboratories are accredited by COFRAC, the French accreditation body.

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BRGM inaugurates the PRIME innovative testing platforms

The French Geological Survey (BRGM) has inaugurated the PRIME research and innovation platforms. Pilot testing facilities allow us to study pollutant transport in the soil at different scales and to develop remediation technologies.


COFRAC accreditation of BRGM’s laboratories

BRGM’s laboratories have been accredited by COFRAC, the French accreditation body, since 1994, a mark of recognition of the reliability of its results.

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