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Curtin Experimental Geochemistry Facility

The Curtin Experimental Geochemistry Facility (CEG) provides facility for experimental petrology, geochemistry and hydrogeochemistry at pressures and temperatures that range from those at the Earth’s surface to those at the base of the Earth’s crust. We have the capacity to undertake experiments at pressure-conditions that simulate conditions from the surface to the Earth’s mantle.

2x150 tonne end loaded Piston Cylinder Presses

2×150 tonne end loaded Piston Cylinder Presses

Up to 3 GPa and 1400 degrees C, PUK3 microwelder for sample preparation.



Assorted furnaces to 1400oC

Including equipment for glass tube sealing.

Small Pressure Vessels

Assorted small pressure vessels (to 0.5 kbar, 300oC)

For field or lab deployment.

Electrochemistry Kit

Electrochemistry equipment for water under earth-surface conditions (pH, Eh, Cl)

For field or lab deployment.

Coretest Hydrothermal Apparatus

Coretest Hydrothermal Apparatus

Flow through experiments and two phase sampling to 0.05 GPa and 450°C.





Cold seal apparatus

Cold Seal Apparatus

To 0.5 GPa and 750°C.





  • Simulation of earth environments from the surface to the lower crust
  • Ore metal transport and deposition
  • Partitioning of ore metals between solutions and vapour
  • Phase equilibria experiments at crustal conditions
  • Standard synthesis
  • Simulation of mineral weathering