RIZZO geologists and geoscientists have extensive experience in field and office studies for nuclear and hydroelectric power generation, dam siting and water resources, infrastructure, and mining market projects. These studies range from desktop reviews and reconnaissance field mapping to the implementation of comprehensive geological investigations at site-specific and regional scales, both on and offshore. Our geoscience team has specifically been involved in major power and civil projects in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and South America.


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RIZZO’s geologists have particular expertise in sedimentology and stratigraphy, geomorphology and landscape evolution, structural geology, engineering geology, shallow geophysics, neotectonics, geological hazard analysis, low temperature and stable isotope geochemistry, geochronology, paleoseismicity, paleoenvironmental analyses, and mine planning. Accordingly, our geoscience team maintains the necessary experience and certifications to successfully characterize any region or site.

RIZZO’s geologists and supporting technical specialists are also well practiced in remote sensing and GIS, and are well-versed in state-of-the-practice 2D and 3D surface and subsurface data visualization and database development.

Geology services include:

  • Regional Geologic Studies
  • Exploratory Drilling Programs & Drill Rig Oversight
  • Exploratory Trenching & Trench Logging
  • Fracture Trace & Tectonic Lineament Analysis
  • Geochemical Analysis and Interpretation
  • Geologic Hazard Investigations
  • Geologic Mapping & Field Reconnaissance
  • Geophysical Testing Oversight & Subsurface Interpretation
  • Paleoseismicity and Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis
  • Post-Field Structural & Petrologic Analyses
  • Quantitative Tectonic Geomorphic Analysis
  • Quaternary Geochronology & Absolute Age Determinations
  • Rock & Soil Core Logging & Sampling
  • Satellite, LiDAR, & Aerial Image Processing & Interpretation
  • Topographic Analysis