Research on organic matter in rock record, recent sediments and sedimentary rocks diagenesis
The Organic Petrology Laboratory covers a broad range of reflected, transmitted light, RAMAN and cathodoluminescence (CL) microscopy. State-of-the-art organic petrography microscopes cover a wide range of studies in the sedimentary rock record, used in petroleum geoscience and recent sediment organic matter characterization in environmental studies. Transmitted light and CL microscopy have a broad range of applications in sedimentary rock petrography and diagenesis studies. The fluid inclusion micro-thermometry system has a wide range of applications in geofluid studies in sedimentary basins and ore deposit studies. The RAMAN spectroscopy system has a broad range of applications in mineralogy, fluid inclusion studies as well as organic matter.
Specialized analysis and method development.
Collaborative projects are treated on a case-by-case basis and selected through a proposal system. Criteria for collaborative projects include that the project is aligned and contributes to advancing laboratory strategic goal and that it is closely aligned with current Geological Survey of Canada program. Collaborative projects are undertaken on a cost-recovery basis.
- Agriculture, animal science and food
- Clean technology
- Environmental technologies and related services
- Mining, minerals and metals
Specialized labs and equipment
ZEISS Axio Imager.M2m equipped with FOSSIL reflectance measurement and DISKUS imaging system
Organic matter characterization, reflectance measurements, white and fluorescence light spectroscopy
ZEISS AxioScope A1 equipped with Linkam THMSG 600
Transmitted light petrography, fluid inclusion petrography and micro-thermometry
ZEISS Axioplan 2 equipped with CITL Analytical Instruments Mk5-1 cold cathodoluminescence (CL) detector
Cathodoluminescence (CL) petrography
Renishaw inVia Raman microscope equipped with 532nm and 785nm laser sources and automated stage for mapping
Raman spectroscopy of solid rock, organic matter, fluid inclusion solid, liquid and gas phases