Analysis for Mineral Collectors & Dealers

X-Ray Diffraction has long been the Professional’s method of choice for mineral ID but at the high cost that most laboratories charge it has been prohibitively expensive for mineral collectors and enthusiasts.

Our Mission in this is to provide an affordable X-Ray Diffraction Service.

Pricing: $50 or €40 per sample.XRD Graph

XRD provides great clarity of results and is able to distinguish different structures even if the composition is the same (like calcite / aragonite) It will help a lot if you send us the clean mineral or tell us which part of the sample you are interested in. A fragment the size of a rice grain, or even half that is enough. The material will be powdered. We will email you the full report without delay.

To use our service, please send the sample or samples in a small plastic bag in a padded envelope or little package to the address below

Attard’s Minerals
5081 Field Street
San Diego, CA 92110

Be sure you supply your address, phone and email address. We receive such envelopes from all over the world using postal service.

If you have any questions please call us at (619) 275-2016 or reach us by email at

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