Durrant, B.; Orr, N. 2018 Preparation of polished thin sections and double polished fluid inclusion samples. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2018/09. 10 p. + 2 appendices; doi: 10.21420/G2Z931.
Polished thin sections (PTS) and double-polished fluid inclusion plates (FI plates) are useful tools in the investigation of geological processes. PTS allow both transmitted- and reflectedlight petrographic examination of minerals and microscopic features, while FI plates allow inference of the conditions at the time of mineral formation. The quality of PTS and FI plates is directly related to the quality of information which they provide. This report documents materials and procedures which produce quality PTS and FI plates. (auth)