0412 937 301
Unit 1/10 Union Street, Stepney SA 5069

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ABOUT ADELAIDE PETROGRAPHIC LABORATORIES

Adelaide Petrographic Laboratories has a 35+ year history in preparing petrographic samples and Thin Sections. We offer convenience, a quick turn around and guarantee quality in the finished product.

Who we are

Adelaide Petrographic Laboratories originally traded as Pontifex and Associates in eastern Adelaide, South Australia. Under guidance of Ian Pontifex the laboratory ran for 25 years. As a technician, George Morgan bought the laboratory from Pontifex and it now trades as Adelaide Petrographic Laboratories with over 35 years of combined experience making petrographic sections.

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What we do

Adelaide Petrographic Laboratories makes a range of prepared microscopy products, including thin sections and polished thin sections.

We prepare samples for a range of microscopy including transmitted and reflected light, microprobe and other electron microscopy.

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Where are we?

Adelaide Petrographic Laboratories is located in Stepney, Adelaide. We are about 10 minutes from the city by car.

Samples can be posted direct to our warehouse on Unit 1 Number 10 Union St, Stepney 5069 or sent to our Postal Box (PO Box 4076 Norwood South SA 5067)

LABORATORY SERVICES

Thin sections may include mineral core, rock and grain samples. Also metallurgical samples, building and construction products, industrial and electronic samples, and dried biological samples.

THIN SECTIONS

Glass slide with Mineral sample 25 to 32 micron thick Slide 76mm by 25mm or 46mm by 25mm. With cover slip.

FLUID INCLUSION SINGLE OR DOUBLE SIDED

Usually 46mm by 25mm. Material glued on with super glue. Wafer removable.

POLISHED THIN SECTIONS

Glass slide usually 76mm by 25mm or 46mm by 25mm. Mineral sample 32 to 25 micron thick.

BLUE GLUE

Waxolene or Irgalite for reduced fluorescence.

STAINS FOR CARBONATE AND POTASSIUM FELDSPAR

Staining or thin sections for carbonates using alizarin red and potassium ferrocyanide.

ROUND POLISHED BLOCK

1 inch(25mm ) or 30mm round made from grains, rock chips or metallurgical product.

LARGE SLIDES FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

We specialise in handling larger archaeological monoliths for creation of a linear series of large thin sections.

OUR PROCESSES

Thin sections may include mineral core, rock and grain samples. Also metallurgical samples, building and construction products, industrial and electronic samples, and dried biological samples.

CONTACT US

WHERE TO REACH US

You can reach us at the following address:
Unit 1/10 Union Street, Stepney SA 5069

EMAIL US

Email your requirements to the following email addresses:
gmorganapl[at]adam.com.au

WANT TO CALL US?

From Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 18:00, call us at:
0412 937 301

BEST SUPPORT

We take your issues seriously. For every question you ask we will provide an answer.

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