Geological-Geophysical Services

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Our geological-geophysical division offer clients the following services:

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Geological

  •  Environmental Consulting
  • Legal Testimony/Ligation
  • Project Management and Scheduling
  • Permitting
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Groundwater Monitoring
  • Hydrogeological Investigation and Modeling
  • Optical Mineralogy

  1. Microscopy - Transmitted, polarized, and reflected light. Photomicrographs generated in digital format
  2. Petrology - Igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock characterizations including mineral makeup (with percentages), porosity, and structures. Point counts.
  3. Mineralogy - Mineral ID using crystallography, specific gravity, hardness, luster, tenacity, cleavage, streak, magnetic, radioactivity, and other tests.

  • Mining Services - Permitting, Mine Subsidence, Groundwater and Steam Investigation/Sampling Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)
  • Remediation - Soil and Groundwater; Design and Oversight; Unknown Waste and PCB Removal
  • Underground Storage Tanks - Location, Permitting, Analysis, Removal
  • Drilling - Environmental and Non-Environmental
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Geological Consulting, Pre-drill Simulation Modeling
  • Monitoring Well Installation
  • Sampling (Soil, Rock Water)
  • Soil Testing and Analysis
  • Mapping

  1. Geological/Reconnaissance
  2. Drone - FAA Part 107

  • Surveying
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Environmental Assessments - Phase 1, 2, and 3



Geophysical

  • Environmental - Detection of Voids, Fracture, Borehole Logging, Underground Storage Tanks, Waste Limits, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Electromagnetic Surveys (EM), Electrical Imaging, Very-Low Frequency Electromagnetics (VLF)
  • Engineering - Seismic Reflection and Refraction, Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves
  • Other - Thermal Resistivity, Seismic Testing (Refraction, MASW), Electrical Resistivity Testing (ASTM G57), Terrain Conductivity Mapping, Fracture Mapping
  • Utility - Utility Location Techniques
  • Bathymetry - Map Generation, Erosion Monitoring, Dredge Locations, Sediment Characterization



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Allegheny Geoquest

1 PPG Place, PPG Pl. Plaza, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, United States

412-676-5164