Entries by Geolabs

Pyrite Ammonites

While preparing a specimen for an Effective Stress Triaxial test on soil, we discovered three reasonably intact specimens of Ammonites from a sample from South West region of England. Ammonites /ˈæmənaɪts/ are an extinct group of marine invertebrate animals in the subclass Ammonoidea of the class Cephalopoda. These molluscs are more closely related to living […]

Dendritic crystal growth

During daily testing on rocks, GEOLABS has found a beautiful example of Dendritic crystal growth (from Greek δένδρον déndron, “tree”) in a Mudstone with its characteristically fractal pattern growth. These crystallized minerals (often mistaken for fossils) are formed in joints, but can occur within foliation, of the rocks that are filled by percolating of mineral solutions. A variety […]

New laboratory in Birmingham

Geolabs Limited has recently opened a laboratory in Birmingham to take advantage of the opportunities that having a base in the Midlands have to offer.


2-3 July 2014, 09:00-16:00 (Wednesday-Thursday)  The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Warwickshire, CV31 1XN The Equipe Group host the UK’s largest geotechnical trade show and exhibition. The event aims to help the UK’s recovering geotechnical industry communicate, promote, network and learn. GEOLABS will be exhibiting at this event. For more information and to register please visit the Geotechnica webpage.