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.
National Oceanography Centre, Waterfront Campus, European Way,
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University of Southampton
Dr Catriona D Menzies
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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.
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