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CitationDuffard, R., Lazzaro, D., & De León, J. (2005). Revisiting spectral parameters of silicate‐bearing meteorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 40(3), 445-459.
PublisherThe Meteoritical Society
JournalMeteoritics & Planetary Science
AbstractVisible and near-infrared reflectance spectra of a sample of silicate-bearing meteorites have been used to evaluate the spectral parameters space defined in the pioneering work of Gaffey et al. (1993). The studied sample consisted of 91 ordinary chondrites, 47 basaltic achondrites, and 21 different laboratory mixtures obtained from the RELAB database. Our results indicate that the spectral parameter space, in particular the BAR versus band I center, is not suitable enough to identify the mineralogy of meteorites and asteroids. The grain size of the sample also appears as a very sensitive parameter and can play an important role in locating an object in the spectral parameter space. Finally, the application of our study to the question of a genetic link between V-type asteroids and HED meteorites shows that these bodies plot in distinct regions in the BAR versus band I center space. This result further confirms that those spectral parameters cannot uniquely define the mineralogy of a sample.