Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1553–1566, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1553-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 1553–1566, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1553-2019

Data description paper 17 Oct 2019

Data description paper | 17 Oct 2019

Global whole-rock geochemical database compilation

Matthew Gard et al.

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We compiled a database of more than 1 million chemical analyses of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, derived from existing databases, governmental data and academic studies. Our database enhances temporal distributions, simplifies the structure, and adds geochemical indices, naming schema, and estimates of physical properties such as density. This database provides a source for the rapid production of crustal models and chemical evolution throughout 4 billion years of geologic history.