Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 923–942, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 923–942, 2021
Data description paper
09 Mar 2021
Data description paper | 09 Mar 2021

A solar optical hyperspectral library of rare-earth-bearing minerals, rare-earth oxide powders, copper-bearing minerals and Apliki mine surface samples

Friederike Koerting et al.

Related authors

Automatic element and mineral detection in thin sections using hyperspectral transmittance imaging microscopy (HyperTIM)
Helge L. C. Daempfling, Christian Mielke, Nicole Koellner, Melanie Lorenz, Christian Rogass, Uwe Altenberger, Daniel E. Harlov, and Michael Knoper
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 275–284,,, 2022
Short summary
Open access to regional geoid models: the International Service for the Geoid
Mirko Reguzzoni, Daniela Carrion, Carlo Iapige De Gaetani, Alberta Albertella, Lorenzo Rossi, Giovanna Sona, Khulan Batsukh, Juan Fernando Toro Herrera, Kirsten Elger, Riccardo Barzaghi, and Fernando Sansó
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1653–1666,,, 2021
Short summary
ICGEM – 15 years of successful collection and distribution of global gravitational models, associated services, and future plans
E. Sinem Ince, Franz Barthelmes, Sven Reißland, Kirsten Elger, Christoph Förste, Frank Flechtner, and Harald Schuh
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 647–674,,, 2019
Short summary
The new database of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)
B. K. Biskaborn, J.-P. Lanckman, H. Lantuit, K. Elger, D. A. Streletskiy, W. L. Cable, and V. E. Romanovsky
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 245–259,,, 2015
Short summary

Related subject area

Geosciences – Applied Geology
An integrated marine data collection for the German Bight – Part 1: Subaqueous geomorphology and surface sedimentology (1996–2016)
Julian Sievers, Peter Milbradt, Romina Ihde, Jennifer Valerius, Robert Hagen, and Andreas Plüß
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4053–4065,,, 2021
Short summary
The hysteretic response of a shallow pyroclastic deposit
Luca Comegna, Emilia Damiano, Roberto Greco, Lucio Olivares, and Luciano Picarelli
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2541–2553,,, 2021
Short summary
The Rocklea Dome 3D Mineral Mapping Test Data Set
Carsten Laukamp, Maarten Haest, and Thomas Cudahy
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1371–1383,,, 2021
Short summary
Petrophysical and mechanical rock property database of the Los Humeros and Acoculco geothermal fields (Mexico)
Leandra M. Weydt, Ángel Andrés Ramírez-Guzmán, Antonio Pola, Baptiste Lepillier, Juliane Kummerow, Giuseppe Mandrone, Cesare Comina, Paromita Deb, Gianluca Norini, Eduardo Gonzalez-Partida, Denis Ramón Avellán, José Luis Macías, Kristian Bär, and Ingo Sass
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 571–598,,, 2021
Short summary
Constructing a complete landslide inventory dataset for the 2018 monsoon disaster in Kerala, India, for land use change analysis
Lina Hao, Rajaneesh A., Cees van Westen, Sajinkumar K. S., Tapas Ranjan Martha, Pankaj Jaiswal, and Brian G. McAdoo
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2899–2918,,, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Baldridge, A. M., Hook, S. J., Grove, C. I., and Rivera, G.: The ASTER spectral library version 2.0, Remote Sens. Environ., 113, 711–715,, 2009. 
Boesche, N., Rogass, C., Lubitz, C., Brell, M., Herrmann, S., Mielke, C., Tonn, S., Appelt, O., Altenberger, U., and Kaufmann, H.: Hyperspectral REE (Rare Earth Element) Mapping of Outcrops – Applications for Neodymium Detection, Remote Sens.-Basel, 7, 5160–5186,, 2015. 
Boesche, N. K., Rogass, C., Mielke, C., Herrmann, S., Körting, F., Papenfuß, A., Lubitz, C., Brell, M., Tonn, S., and Altenberger, U.: Hyperspectral Rare Earth Element Mapping of Three Outcrops at the Fen Complex, Norway: Calcitic, Dolomitic, and Ankeritic Carbonatites, chap. 16, in: Rare Earths Industry – Technological, Economic, and Environmental Implications, Elsevier Inc., 235–265,, 2016. 
Bösche, N. K.: Detection of Rare Earth Elements and Rare Earth Oxides with Hyperspectral Spectroscopy, University of Potsdam, available at: (last access: 2 March 2021), 2015. 
Bureau Veritas: Bureau Veritas Metals, Minerals & Environmental Schedule of Services & Fees 2020, available at: (last access: 2 March 2021), 2020. 
Short summary
Mineral resource exploration and mining is an essential part of today's high-tech industry. Modern remote-sensing exploration techniques from multiple platforms (e.g., satellite) to detect the spectral characteristics of the surface require spectral libraries as an essential reference. To enable remote mapping, the spectral libraries for rare-earth-bearing minerals, copper-bearing minerals and surface samples from a copper mine are presented here with their corresponding geochemical validation.