Petrography is the detailed examination of rocks including the analysis of fluid inclusions.

Petrography is the detailed study of rocks, most commonly on the microscopic scale.  Such studies can include simple imaging, measuring the luminous intensity with a microscope photometer, or the transmission, reflectance and even fluorescence spectra with a microscope spectrophotometer.  Some of the most common applications are fluorescence microspectroscopy of fluid inclusion, vitrinite reflectance of coal and kerogens as well as the spectral analysis of gemstones and minerals.

CRAIC Technologies offers a number of petrographic solutions.  These include purpose built systems such as the CRAIC GeoImage™ Vitrinite Reflection Measurement System to the 508PV™ for advanced microscopic imaging and spectral analysis of petrographic samples.

To learn more about the science behind petrographic analysis, select one of the following links: 

What is a Microspectrophotometer?

Science of Microspectrophotometers

GeoImage™ Vitrinite Reflectance and Point Counting

508PV™ Spectroscopic Vitrinite Reflectance with your microscope



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