Whole rock geochemical data from the Alpine Fault Zone (NERC Grant NE/J022128/1)

Whole rock geochemical data from the Alpine Fault Zone. These data have been generated from systematic sampling through the Deep Fault Drilling Project - Phase 1 rock cores and from analyses of cuttings retrieved during the Deep Fault Drilling Project - Phase 2. Geochemical analyses on the fault rocks to understand the conditions at which they were deformed. The dataset is associated with the UK component of a major international campaign, the Deep Fault Drilling Project (DFDP). to drill a series of holes into the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. The overarching aim of the DFDP to understand better the processes that lead to major earthquakes by taking cores and observing a major continental fault during its build up to a large seismic event.
non geographic dataset - non geographic dataset
Geoscientific information
GEMET - INSPIRE themes: BGS Thesaurus of Geosciences:
Rock geochemistry
Rock alteration
creation: 2018
2013 - 2015
University of Southampton
Professor Damon Teagle
National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH
email: not available
Role: principal investigator
University of Southampton
Dr Catriona D Menzies
Southampton, SO14 3SZ
email: not available
Role: point of contact

Data Quality

These data were generated by a combination of XRF for major and trace elements, but some trace elements and the rare earth elements were analysed by quadrupole ICP-MS following acid-NH4F digestion techniques.
INSPIRE Implementing rules laying down technical arrangements for the interoperability and harmonisation of Geology
Commission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services


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British Geological Survey
Bowie,Joanne H
Environmental Science Centre,Keyworth, NOTTINGHAM, NG12 5GG, United Kingdom
tel: +44 115 936 3100
email: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Role: point of contact

Coupled Resource