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Mineral Spectroscopy Server
This server is primarily dedicated to providing information about color in minerals and access to data on mineral absorption in the visible, infrared, Raman and Mossbauer spectra. Both data coordinates and images of the spectra are available for selected minerals. Most data on the server were obtained in the Caltech mineral spectroscopy labs, but individuals throughout the world also contribute to this ever growing community resource. In addition to data files, the site provides an extensive list of references to papers on mineral optical spectroscopy. Citations are available sorted both by mineral name and by first authors of papers.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Chemistry
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
  • Physics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright George R. Rossman
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-000-537
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr George R Rossman
California Institute of Technology, Department of Geoschemistry