Keele University Thin-section services

Producing thin-sections for research, teaching and commericial

One of the stand out features of the school of Geography, Geology and Environment is its operating thin-section laboratory. The schools lead thin-section technician, David Wilde, has accrued over 40 years of experience skillfully creating by hand rock thin-sections which are fundamental to the teaching of our core modules in geological sciences, associated research, and a range of commercial sectors.

Work-load permitting, we offer the following services to professional geologists in both the commercial and educational fields:

  • Thin sections of all rock types
  • Blue dye impregnation
  • Carbonate staining
  • Polished sections


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For more information contact : David Wilde

Tel. 01782 734178

School of Geography, Geology and Environment,
William Smith Building,
Keele University,
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG.

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