The construction of the new building of the Zavaritsky Institute of Geology and Geochemistry is completed

The construction of the new building of the Zavaritsky Institute of Geology and Geochemistry is completed.

Throughout its history, the Institute was housed in a late XIX-century building in the center of Yekaterinburg, which was unsuitable for scientific research. The Institute development was largely constrained by the lack of room and facilities for employees, modern analytical equipment and unique expensive devices.

The new building of the Institute with the total area of 14,400 square meters, built according to a modern design, has comfortable rooms for researchers, two halls with up-to-date equipment for videoconferences, halls for conference poster sessions, a scientific library with a reading room and a depository for at least 150,000 items, the Scientific Museum and the Institute History Museum, and scientific education rooms for students.

Undoubtedly, the core of the new Institute building is its laboratory complex, built on the basis of an original technical specification developed by the Institute that meets all the modern research requirements in the Earth Sciences. This complex includes a block of specialized clean premises with an area over 800 square meters for trace-element and isotope studies, a laboratory module with rooms for electron microscopy and electron microprobe analysis, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray and thermal analysis, atomic emisssion spectrometry, spectroscopy and mineral physics. The building of the Institute hosts a large beneficating laboratory and a scientific educational module. The prospects for the Institute development are directly associated with young researchers training in the Earth Sciences and technogenic environment, which is planned in cooperation with the Ural Federal University by organizing a specialized division.