Mineral Optics Laboratory
29 “A” Street P.O. Box 828
Wilder, Vermont, 05088 USA
TEL 802-295-9373 E-mail:
Expert Polished Thin Section Preparation Services
Only the highest quality polished thin and thick sections are suitable for shale petrography.
Polishing shale requires special techniques and extensive experience.
We have the experience to prepare shale with the highest quality results.
Shale often appears homogeneous and devoid of sedimentary features when a sawn or unpolished surface is examined.
Only when prepared properly, can polished shale thin sections reveal the many sedimentary features that are invisible by other methods.
Polished thin sections examined with Reflected or Transmitted Polarized Light Microcopy are necessary to locate sedimentary features for SEM, and Electron Microprobe(EPMA) analysis of even smaller features beyond the capability of optical microscopy.
Drill Cuttings, Core and Outcrop samples can all be prepared as polished thin sections.
Your Fist Stop for Successful Shale Reservoir Analysis