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Mars Mineral Spectroscopy Database
This website presents an easily accessible data set of Mossbauer spectra of minerals. This data set was compiled from minerals collected from various sources here on Earth for comparison to minerals thought to exist on Mars. The site provides information about various types of spectroscopy, with an emphasis on Mossbauer spectroscopy. The website features data, tutorials, mineral descriptions, and databases.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2004 Mount Holyoke College. Users may display the material on a computer screen or on another equivalent device and may make a single fixed copy for the sole purpose of personal reference. Users may not make multiple fixed copies of the material. For example, you may not store the file on disk and print a copy, nor may you print a copy and then duplicate the printed copy by xerography. Users may not redistribute the material by any means to any other person or machine.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-660
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: M. Darby Dyer
Mount Holyoke College