A combination of hyperspectral imagers are used for optimized results. The table provides a guideline to spectral responses of different mineral groups.
Good – good characteristic signatures to enable direct mineral identification from the spectra.
Moderate – Characteristic mineral signatures are obtained from the spectra but analysis may be challenging in certain instances.
Non-diagnostic – Spectral signatures do not allow identification. Still, spectral discrimination may allow identification.
TBD – Spectral signatures are unknown or uncertain.