Find a
Select grade level(s) Select resource type(s) Select collection(s) Select standard(s) Skip navigation Digital Library for Earth System Education
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Search tips
Minerals Arranged by X-Ray Powder Diffraction
This directory provides a listing of minerals arranged by Powder X-ray Diffraction (XRD) data . XRD is one of the primary techniques used to examine the physico-chemical make-up of unknown solids, in which a powdered sample is illuminated with X rays of a fixed wavelength and the intensity of the reflected radiation is recorded using a goniometer. Minerals are arranged in increasing order of D1 spacing, with D2 and D3 spacings also provided. Each mineral name is a link to additional information on the mineral.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2000-2005 by David Barthelmy.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-361
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Mineralogy Database'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: David Barthelmy
Mineralogy Database