X-ray crystallography is a tool used for identifying the atomic and molecular structure of a crystal, in which the crystalline atoms cause a beam of incident X-rays to diffract into many specific directions. At Origin we have detailed methodologies for delivering XRD on both whole rock and clay fraction analysis. In addition to XRD, we now offer mineral identification and semi quantification by infra-red spectroscopy. Our FTIR instrumentation can be tailored to analyse many different sample types in a time and cost effective manner. FTIR also has the advantage of being portable and can be taken to the client’s site.