About Us

Services provided

Origin is designed to provide the analysis of geological and geological related materials to a wide range of industries. We are capable of offering class leading data quality within industrial time frames, to meet your needs. If our basic services do not accommodate your needs, we can offer bespoke options and training

Oil and Gas industry

  • Sample preparation – sample washing, sample archiving (high res cutting photos), lithological picking, sample grinding.
  • Thin section scanning both plane and polarised light scans.
  • Raw inorganic geochemical data – for use in chemostratigraphic studies.
  • Mineral modeling from FTIR and XRD Shale gas analysis package of elemental and mineral data

Mining and Mineral Industry

  • Analysis of exploration mining samples
  • Analysis of raw stock feeds.
  • Analysis of finished manufactured products such as concrete.
  • Waste material characterisation e.g. REE in waste material


  • Analysis of geological related artefacts such as clay tile.
  • Provenance work for geological materials e.g. building stone to quarry matching