Geochempet Services is a business specialising in petrographic aspects of engineering geology particularly in the quarrying industry and related areas. Over 15,000 consultancy assignments have been performed for mineral explorers and for quarrying and construction companies. A substantial amount of the consultancy has been concerned with the petrographic assessment of rock proposed for use as a quarry source of road base, concrete aggregate, asphaltic/sealing aggregate, rail ballast, rip rap, armour rock and dimension stone. Work has emanated from or been performed not only in Australia, but from a variety of other countries.
Geochempet Services has been involved in all the major tunnelling project in Australia, port dredging projects, new railway lines for mining projects, quarry assessment and registration, geotechnical, geochemical assessment and feasibility study for mining projects, investigation of ASR issues in numerous concrete projects, foundation investigation on Dam sites, drainage and bedding sand assessments, silica sand quality assessment for glass manufacturing, pipeline work in Russia, heavy mineral projects in Australia, Canada, Madagascar and Iluka.
Our laboratories specialise in petrographic analysis applied in many different fields. Petrographic analysis takes many forms because of the differing requirements of specialists in the various fields of science and engineering.
We have serviced over 500 quarries, 100 mines and have consulted on every major construction and road infrastructure projects as well as dams and tunneling projects in the last 5 years within Australia.
Geochempet Services was originally started in 1981, under Stan Joyce. It was taken over by Ken and Heather Spring in 2005, who operated the company up until 2019 when the company was acquired by Trilab. Geochempet Services is now managed by Thomas Spring and he is supported by a niche team of geologists, petrologists and technicians.
We have created over 3400 Thin Sections in the last financial year a mixture of both standard and polished thin section. These have been for different types of projects from exploration samples for mining in new economy minerals and established minerals as well as in construction material.
Geochempet Services produces over 1700 technical reports annual, on both mining and construction material. Ranging from single Petrographic reports to technical reports on Quarry suitability and marine armour rock assessments.