The Reston Groundwater Dating Laboratory

Shipping Samples

All samples must be accompanied by a sample submission spreadsheet.

There is no Saturday pickup of samples.

Samples shipped in coolers or containers that the sender wishes to have returned must be accompanied by a prepaid FEDEX shipping label charged to the sender's account. Any cooler or container not accompanied by a prepaid FEDEX return label will not be automatically returned.

Ship samples for analysis of CFCs, SF6, Dissolved gas N2/Ar, and Low-Level VOCs at the Reston USGS labs to the address below. Send all correspondence having to do with shipping to

Groundwater Dating Laboratory
Mail stop 432 Room 5B353
12201 Sunrise Valley drive
Reston, VA 20192
phone 703-648-5347 or 5847

Samples for 3H/3He should be shipped directly to the contract lab at Columbia University after tracking information has been received from Reston. Place the channels in the crate with the open side facing up. After the tracking information is in place on the samples, ship them to:

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Dr. Gisela Winkler
Comer Building
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964