Petrographic Services

Sulphides in reflected light

We offer a complete service to determine the mineralogy of your samples, ranging from rock forming silicate, alteration minerals, to ore-forming sulphides and oxides, and diamond indicator minerals. Using state of the art equipment Aurum is able to provide detailed mineral identification, petrographic and analytical reports by qualified geologists that can be used in JORC, NI 43-101, and PERC reports.

Petrographic descriptions (both transmitted and reflected light) include a full mineralogical report, with modal abundances, textures and paragenesis, and labeled photomicrographs; where necessary, mineralogical studies may be supplemented by SEM imaging and/or EMP analyses.

Petrographic Services include:

  • Lithological, alteration, and ore mineral identification
  • Paragenetic and textural relationships
  • Transmitted and reflected light petrography
  • Scanning electron microscopy and electron microprobe analysis
  • Kimberlite indicator mineral analysis
  • Fluid inclusion studies
  • Cathodoluminescence microscopy
  • Custom petrographic, mineralogical, and geometallurgical studies

For additional information please contact Sandy or Jim.