Geotrack Petroleum, Mineral Exploration and Materials Identification Services

AFTA - Thermal History Reconstruction

For Hydrocarbon Exploration
For Mineral Exploration

Vitrinite Reflectance

Ro Max in whole rock
Fluorescence observations
Organic Petrology

Organic Geochemistry

TOC and Rock-Eval
Whole rock geochemistry

Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis

SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy)
EMP (Electron Microprobe analysis)
Forensics / Materials Analysis
Reservoir Petrography, diagenetic studies


Fission Track Dating (Apatite, Zircon, Sphene)
K-Ar Dating

Academic Services

Fission Track Services
Mineral Separation

Fluid Inclusion Analysis

Homogenisation temperature
Hydrocarbon inclusion identification

Uranium mapping

UMap™ - a unique distribution picture
Zircon Uranium for diamond exploration - the deep weathering alternative

Research & Development

Recent Publications
Bibliography of Previous Publications

Laboratory Facilities

The Laboratory facilities at Geotrack International have been designed and constructed to Geotrack's specifications and meet the rigorous Australian Standards for safety and work environment. The laboratories comply with all local and state legislations and operate efficiently with qualified, highly trained staff in all departments.

The role of the facilities is primarily to produce the necessary data for Apatite Fission Track Analysis (AFTA), but they also provide a range of analytical and electron and optical microscope services to the mineral exploration industry and a wide variety of other users. We demand a very high technical standard of ourselves and are pleased to adapt our procedures to the precise requirements of our clients.

The complex consists of four separate laboratories


This area is equipped with a single toggle jaw crusher and disc pulverizer for crushing and grinding, and a Wilfley table for preliminary heavy mineral separation as well as sample washing facilities and low temperature drying ovens.

Mineral Separation

This laboratory operates with two Frantz isodynamic magnetic separators and four fume cupboards to carry out heavy liquid mineral separations and acid etching requirements. This laboratory is also equipped with mineral grinding and polishing facilities and optical microscopes. A computer in this area enables sample information to be entered directly into the Geotrack database.

Data Collection

In the data collection area, there are two Zeiss axioplan microscopes equipped with digital cameras. Both have new Autoscan® computer controlled automated stage systems to enable accurate and rapid location of mineral grains for analysis. One microscope has a 35mm automatic photographic system.

Electron Beam Facility

In this laboratory, we operate a JEOL electron microprobe X-ray analyser and a scanning electron microscope. The microprobe receives x-y location files from the automated stage systems on the Zeiss microscopes, which enables rapid and accurate re-location of the areas to be analysed for composition. The scanning electron microscope is equipped with an X-ray analyser to allow qualitative analysis of areas being viewed and a digital image capture sytem that enables images to be stored on disk, printed or taken away for later printing and inclusion in reports.

Geotrack staff have over 20 years experience with the operation and identification of materials and minerals using an energy dispersive X-ray detector on the electron microscope.

If you need further information on any of these services just contact us with your query and we will be pleased to carry out a comprehensive assessment of your needs to meet your deadlines.


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