The laboratories of the section fulfill an important service function for both, research and expert opinions, both inside as well as outside the institution.
The grinding and preparation laboratory primarily includes various cutting, grinding and polishing machines for grinding and thin section preparation.
For the mineral separation and granulometric analysis a processing laboratory is available. Its equipment includes a fume hood, drying cabinet, sieve machine and a magnetic cutter.
Central part of the fission track laboratory is a research microscope with attached scanning stage, video camera and a computer-assisted evaluation.
The X-ray fluorescence analysis is used in the section for geochemical investigation of rocks and archaeological objects.