Whole rock geochemical data for Ferrar rocks, Transantarctic Mountains.Entry ID: GEOCHEM_DATA_FER_LAR_IGN_PROV_TRAN_ANT_MOUNT
Abstract: The data set is for dolerite sills and dikes (Ferrar Dolerite), and basalt lava flows (Kirkpatrick Basalt). The dolerite data comes mainly from sill samples collected in the central Transantarctic Mountains whereas the lava data comes from all the principal extrusive rock outcrop regions. The data set includes major and trace element compositions obtained by XRF and ICP-MS.
Purpose: The data set has been added to that of longtime collaborator Thomas H. Fleming (Southern Connecticut State University) to form a single source for Ferrar geochemical data for igneous rocks collected between 1966 and 2011 by David Elliot and Thomas Fleming. Data provide information on the spatial variation of the geochemistry and input into models of magma evolution. Currently the data form the context for a program of high resolution single crystal zircon dating of the Ferrar rocks.
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Use Constraints Data are not to be published by anyone except this PI and Thomas H. Fleming
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Data will be published in scientific journals.
Email: elliot.1 at osu.edu
School of Earth Sciences
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Fleming, T.H., Elliot, D.H., Burgess, S., Shea, E., and Bowring, S. 2011. High-precision U-Pb geochronology of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province. 11th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Burgess, S.D., Fleming, T.H., Elliot, D.H., and Bowring, S.A. 2011. High-precision U-Pb zircon geochronology of the Ferrar large Igneous Province: can sill emplacement be linked with the Pliensbachian-Toarcian extinction event? Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 43 (5), 372.
Fleming, T.H., Burgess, S.D., Elliot, D.H., and Bowring, S.A. 2012. Space-time-geochemical constraints on the emplacement of the Ferrar large Igneous Province in south Victoria Land, Antarctica. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 44(7).
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-07