Microscope Analyses

Microscope analyses are used in geologic investigations and often supplement final geologic reports or studies (e.g. geological maps, stratigraphic marking of borehole sections, geologic-engineering documentations). They are employed in mineralogic and petrographic analyses of rocks, allow determination of formation ages and also provide information about thermal maturity of organic matter present in rocks. The scope of work may include analyses, final reports or preparation of samples for tests (as requested).

Micropalaeontologic analyses

Micropalaeontologic analyses include:

  • sample collection

  • preparation of samples for analyses (maceration, washing)

  • analysis and description of microfossils using binocular loupe

  • analysis and photographs under scanning microscope (if required)

Microfossil analyses include:

  • analysis of foraminifera, age range: Upper Jurassic to Miocene

  • analysis of conodonts, age range: Ordovician to Triassic

Additionally, microfossils can be analysed in thin sections:

  • foraminifera

  • calcareous and organic dinocysts (Mesozoic),

  • calpionellida, age range: Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous

Microfossil analyses are the basis for reports which provide taxonomy of the organism, photographs and age of the formation they were collected from. 
Microfossil analyses are carried out by qualified and experienced staff, while reports are prepared using the latest scientific literature.
If, during analyses, the findings turn out to be debatable, they are consulted with academic staff of acknowledged scientific bodies (Polish Geological Institute, Geology Department of Jagiellonian University, Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Geology Department of the Polish Academy of Science).


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