Geological Services

We offer contract field work, XRF, XRD, Raman and petrological analysis of rock, mineral and other samples particularly for the mining, petroleum, industrial minerals, jewellery, environmental, health and safety industries.  See also the laboratory. The following services are offered:
Contact: Bob +61 420813792, 0420813792
minserv@geologynet.com

Gold purity testing for gold items by XRF. Gold jewellery, grains, nuggets and bar can be assayed for compositions from 1% to 99.99%. A report is provided, giving elemental composition in percent, for example:
Au: 97.82%
Ag: 1.14%
Cu: 1.04%
Certificate provided for precious metals
I will also report the Karat purity; for example, 9K, 14K, 18K, 24K
Metal analysis, all kinds of metals.
Mineral and ore testing, all kinds of minerals and ores for elements from K to U on the periodic table. For the light elements, from Li to K, I use LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrosopy). For minerals, a 2mm grain or larger is sufficient. This price is for a basic report showing element percentage. A XRF or LIBS spectral plot showing peaks and a sample photo can be provided for $10 extra.  
Meteorite testing
Many other materials and elements

XRF1:
XRF analysis of sample/item. Includes report and semi- or quantitative analysis.
Minimum size 2mm grain. If your sample is a large gold or metal sample, all we need are some drill shavings, obtained with 3/16 inch drill.
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Price: AU$20.00 per sample
Items can be dropped off at my home, sent by tracked mail or courier. Drop off in Leopold, 3224. Please include return postage if sending by mail.

Raman1:
Raman or UV/Vis/NIR spectrometry identification of a gem or mineral. Includes identification of gem or mineral by Raman or UV/Vis/NIR spectrometry. Raman is arguably the best method for scientifically proving the ID of diamonds from simulants. Raman is an excellent non-destructive method for scientifically proving the ID of gemstones from simulants and fakes. Ideally suited to Diamonds, Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Pearls and other precious gemstones. Tested while in setting, without any modification etc. Not available for all minerals. Minimum size 0.5mm grain. Certificate supplied. We also confirmation test organic compounds, chemicals and plastics using Raman spectrometry.
Price: AU$20.00 per sample

XRD1:
XRD analysis of mineral. Includes identification of mineral by XRD.  Single phase, multi-phase and clay fractions.
Price: AU$120.00 per sample

RAD1:
Scintillation counting of sample. Determination of radioactivity in wipe sample, mineral etc.
Price: AU$20.00 per sample

Photo1: Digital Photomicrograph
Digital photography with a polarizing microscope or stereo microscope.
Price: AU$5.00 per photo.

Core1: Core Logging/Borehole Logging
Logging of drilling core/cuttings or borehole
Price: AU$500.00 per day plus expenses.

Field1: Field Work
eg: field surveying, well/drill site supervision, environment testing (water/soil/mine), soil/chip sampling, photography
Geological field work  Price: AU$500.00 per day plus expenses

Research1: Research\Geological Work
eg: literature surveys, survey planning, aerial/satellite photo interp, wireline log/stratigraphy interp, contour/3d mapping/reserves, data analysis/interpretation/processing, systems design, geochemistry, mineralogy
Research/Geological Work 
Price: AU$300.00 per day

Petrography is a microscopic technique for examining mineral samples to obtain information about their texture, structure and composition, usually for mining and exploration. Petrology is a wider study, encompassing chemical and field data, as well as petrographic data.

Petro1: General Petrology of Rock Samples
Petrological analysis of rock sample. Includes major and minor mineralogy, texture, structure and genetic interpretation. Analysis includes a written report and photo with interpretation of coarse sample, thin section and XRD as required.
Price: AU$295.00 All inclusive.

Petro1a: Whole Rock Chemistry Addon for Igneous Rocks
Standard whole rock analysis by XRF and interpretation of results. Interpretation includes composition, normative mineralogy, chemical classification and genetic classification.
Price: AU$200.00 extra

Petro1b: General Petrology of Rock Samples
Petrological analysis of rock sample. Includes major mineralogy only, texture, structure and genetic interpretation. Analysis includes a written report and photo with interpretation of coarse sample.
Price: AU$40.00 All inclusive.

Petro2: Ore Petrology of Rock Samples
Petrological analysis of ore/rock sample containing economic minerals. Includes major and minor mineralogy, texture, structure, genetic interpretation and mineral processing interpretation. Analysis includes a written report and photo with interpretation of coarse sample, polished section and XRD/XRF as required. Price: AU$295.00 All inclusive.

Petro2b: Ore Petrology of Rock Samples
Petrological analysis of ore/rock sample containing economic minerals. Includes major mineralogy only, texture, structure, genetic interpretation. Analysis includes a written report and photo with interpretation of coarse sample.
Price: AU$40.00 All inclusive.

Petro3: Ore Dressing
Petrological analysis of feed, concentrate or tailing samples. Includes major and minor mineralogy, particle size, liberation, slime/gangue mineral information. Analysis includes a written report with interpretation of coarse sample and photo, polished section and XRD/XRF as required. Price: AU$295.00 All inclusive.

Petro4: Mineral Sands Mineral Identification
 Identification of economic minerals in mineral sand samples. Analysis includes a written report and photo with interpretation of coarse sample, polished section and XRF as required.
Price: AU$295.00 All inclusive. Includes written report.

Petro4b: Mineral Sands Mineral Identification
 Identification of economic minerals in mineral sand samples. Includes major mineralogy only and grain sizes. Analysis includes a written report and photo with interpretation of coarse sample.
Price: AU$40.00 All inclusive. Includes written report.

Petro5: Diagenetic Petrology of Rock Samples
Petrological analysis of rock sample with emphasis on reservoir characteristics and post depositional alteration affecting porosity and permeability. Includes major and minor mineralogy, clay mineralogy, texture, structure, porosity and permeability characteristics and genetic interpretation. Analysis includes a written report and photo with interpretation of coarse sample, thin section and XRD scan, as required.
Price: AU$495.00 All inclusive.

Explor1: Diamond Indicator Mineral Identification
Microscopic examination of stream sediment samples for diamond indicator minerals. Includes written report and Raman ID of diamonds, as required.
Price: AU$20.00 per sample.
Photo1: Digital Photomicrograph
Digital photography with a polarizing microscope or stereo microscope.
Price: AU$10.00 per photo.
Terms and Conditions
All payments for lab work must be made in advance by direct debit or credit card. Field work is paid 50% up front, 50% upon completion.
All work is guaranteed.

Send Samples with Payment to:
MinServ (Mineral Services)
Ph: +61 0420813792
  Letter Animationemail: support@geologynet.com

Lab Equipment

Trinocular Petrographic Microscope
Trinocular Ore Microscope
Trinocular Stereo Microscope
Spectroscope
Refractometer
UV/VIS/NIR Spectrometer
XRF Spectrometer
Raman Spectrometer
LIBS Spectrometer
MXDPP MCA
Refractometer
Evironment Testing Kit (pH, TDS, Alkalinity, Acidity, O2, CO2, Hardness, Salinity, Phosphorous, Nitrogen, Potash etc.)
Buehler Minimet Grinder/Polisher
8" Flat Lap for Grinding/Polishing
10" Vibrating Lap for Grinding/Polishing
Hand Lapping Plates
10" Diamond Trim Saw
6 Ton Hydraulic Press
Rock Crusher/Grinder
Dolly Pot
Slide Holders
2.8GHz Core2Duo Win 7 and Win 10 PC with 24" LCD
42" LG HD 3D Monitor/TV
Dell 4th Gen i3 Laptop Win 10
Toshiba 2.2GHz Core2Duo Laptop Win7
Acer Core2Duo Laptop w/Docking Station Win XP
Digital Microscope Camera
Canon 40D Digital SLR
Toshiba DV Camera
SW/LW UV Lamp
Scintillation Detector and MCA
Geiger Counter and Scaler
Digital Scales 0.01g and 0.1g Sensitivity
Lab Sieve Set and Shaker
Glassware/Labware
Oven
Hardness Points
Compass/Clinometer
Borehole Camera
Garrett Metal Detector
Garmin Handheld GPS
Navman in car GPS
NBN and Wifi Internet
USB Mobile Internet
Iphone
Fax
Color Inkjet Printer
Laser Printer
Film and Paper Scanner

Vehicles
GM Holden 4WD
Savage Gannet and 30hp Mercury

Technical Library
Information Technology
Earth Sciences/Physics/Chemistry
High Speed Broadband World Wide Web Access

Software
Microsoft Office
Corel Draw
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
Quickbooks
Microsoft Visual Studio Net 
Garmin City Navigator
Kompozer
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Scientific Software
Winrock
Xrdcalc
DrillholeMS
Field Tools
PyMca
XSpectrumDX
DppMCA
MCALab
Spectragryph
Crystal Sleuth
Atomic PC
PRA
Theramino
Images Plus
Physical, Optical, Chemical Property Databases
etc.