Expertise - Petrography

Groundwork Plus provides our clients with a fast, confidential petrographic examination, analysis and reporting service from our modern petrology laboratory at our Milton facility.

The laboratory is managed by a professional team with more than 20 years experience in petrographic services; and is equipped with a high tech LP 50 Logitech Auto Precision lapping machine and polishers.

We offer our clients:

  • Thin section and polished thin section preparation of geological materials including concrete and quarry products

  • Petrologic investigation of rock and ore minerals, quarry materials including sand, aggregates and building materials (concrete / bitumen)

  • Additional analysis using advanced techniques, including:

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

  • Probe and X-ray Mapping with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy

  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

  • Petrographic reports for quarry certification

For more information on our petrographic services, or to organise a petrographic examination and analysis, contact us via or give us a call on 07 3871 0411.