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In the survey and exploration programme of atomic minerals, the role of a laboratory is very vital. Every field geologist requires assistance from various laboratories almost at every stage of his activity right from the beginning of reconnaissance radiometric survey till the deposit is proved. To make the Directorate self-sufficient, various laboratories with state-of-the-art technology have been set up at AMD headquarter and at regional centers. They not only provide useful information to the field units but also design, develop, fabricate and maintain many of the instruments required in the exploration programme.

While in each Region there is a Physics, Chemistry and Petrology laboratory, in the Headquarter at Hyderabad, there are other laboratories also often functioning as a Group, viz.

Geochronology laboratory

Stable Isotope Laboratory

Instrumentation Group

Chemistry Group

Mineral Processing Unit