Mineralogy

Microanalysis mineralogical analysis is paramount to exploration, environmental analysis and geological investigation. We are able to determine bulk mineralogy by XRD and elemental composition, grain structure, surface information and porosity by SEM EDS. Combined with mineralogical expertise and chemical and physical knowledge, we provide a well-rounded mineralogical analysis and testing service.

The techniques we use are:

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Automated imaging and analysis by electron microscopy (Feature/INCA Mineral/QEMSCAN)
  • X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Optical microscopy
  • Australian Institute of Petroleum
  • Australian X-Ray Analytical Association
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Telstra Business Awards
  • Scientific Partners Australia