The Department of Geosciences does research within the subject areas of mineralogy and isotope geology, and is responsible for the mineral collections of the museum.
The department was formed in 2013 by merging the former Department of Mineralogy and Laboratory for Isotope Geology.
Our mineralogical research deals with the occurrence, formation and properties of minerals and their role in geological processes. We also carry out research both in bedrock geology and geochronology and in low-temperature isotope geochemistry. Read more under Research and equipment.
We are also responsible for the upkeep and documentation of our mineral collections and for making them accessible to the research community and the general public. Identification service is offered to the public depending on time available. Commissions from authorities and the industry are also carried out. More information under Collections and databases.
Access or loans from the collections are granted to Swedish and foreign researchers as well as interested amateur researchers. Please contact Jörgen Langhof.
Our highly specialized laboratories and instruments are the only ones of their kind in Sweden and serve as a national facility. For more information, see Instruments and equipment.
The Swedish Museum of Natural History has been part of the Integrated Infrastructure Initiative SYNTHESYS, supported by the European Union during 2004-2013, and has received foreign (European) visitors for training and research under this scheme. A continuation of the program for a new four-year period ("SYNTHESYS-3") started in September 2013. More information on the web pages below.
Department of Geosciences
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Box 50 007
SE-104 05 Stockholm SWEDEN
Svante Ahrenius väg 3
SE-114 18 Stockholm
+46-8-519 540 85
Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
Earth Science Institutions at Stockholm University
Earth Science Institutions at Uppsala University
Department of Geology, Lund University
Earth Science Center, Gothenburg University
Applied Geology, Luleå Technical University
Ore Geology, Luleå Technical University
Geological Society of Sweden and GFF
GFF Online (Taylor & Francis)