About Us

After years of consistent cumulative research and professional practice spanning two generations we are proud to advertise Duke Geological Laboratory (DGL) as an energetic private family enterprise offering an array of high quality geological services driven by the most current technology available. We serve both industry and educational institutions in the private and public domain.


Principal Dr. Charles Merguerian (PG) personally conducts and manages all deliverables. Geologist Mickey Merguerian (Principal of DukelabsDSC.com) [DDSC] performs field work and site-specific investigations. Both parties are actively involved in risk assessment and for providing the scientific basis for claim representation for our clients. Chris Merguerian is in charge of our on-site mineralogic, petrographic and computer laboratories.


Personalized thorough attention is given to each inquiry, project or contract serviced regardless of its source and size.  DGL publishes an annual Rate Card for fees charged for services.  In general educational instances where funding is in question we may opt to extend our services for a reduced rate or pro bono as a professional courtesy.


The requests for DGL services over the past nearly five decades have developed important industry and academic bonds and has forged a positive reputation for our specialized geological and geotechnical work and as claim specialists representing both owners and contractors with a 100% success history. We thank communities far and wide for their support, appreciation and positive comments.



Principal Charles Merguerian standing in front of the disarticulated cutter head of the Queens Tunnel TBM after hole-thru, 1999.

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General E-mail: info@dukelabs.com

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