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Mineral discrimination using a portable ratio-determining radiometer.

January 1, 1983

A portable ratio-determining radiometer has been tested in the laboratory to evaluate the use of narrow band filters for separating geologically important minerals. The instrument has 10 bands in the visible and near-infrared portion of the spectrum (0.5-2.4mm), positioned to sample spectral regions having absorption bands characteristic of minerals in this wavelength region. Measurements and statistical analyses were performed on 66 samples, which were characterized by microscopic and X-ray diffraction analyses. Comparison with high-resolution laboratory spectral reflectance curves indicated that the radiometer's raw values faithfully reproduced the shapes of the spectra. -from Authors

Publication Year 1983
Title Mineral discrimination using a portable ratio-determining radiometer.
Authors G. Whitney, M. J. Abrams, A. F. H. Goetz
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Economic Geology
Index ID 70011232
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse