Using Geochemical Data: Evaluation, Presentation, Interpretation
Final year undergraduates and researchers with a basic knowledge of petrology and geochemistry will find this an excellent source of information on the manipulation of geochemical data. In addition, professional geochemists looking for a broad overview of methods of evaluation and interpretation, and a review of current literature, will find this a valuable reference.
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alkali basalts analysis andesites Archaean atomic number bivariate plot blocking temperature bulk partition coefficient calc-alkaline calculated carbon cations chemical chemistry chondritic CHUR clinopyroxene contamination continental crust correlation coefficient curve data-set depleted mantle diagenesis discriminant function discrimination diagram element concentrations enriched equation equilibrium evolution feldspar felsic field fluid fractional crystallization geochemical data geochemistry geological granites hydrothermal igneous rocks incompatible elements isochron isotope ratios isotopic composition komatiite liquid magma chamber major element mantle mantle source measured metamorphic minerals mixing mobility model age MORB normalized normative oceanic basalts Ohmoto olivine orthopyroxene oxides oxygen isotope partial melting partition coefficient Pearce phase plagioclase plotting coordinates processes quartz radiogenic regression relative sample seawater sedimentary rocks sediments silicate Sm/Nd source region stable isotope sulphate sulphide Table tectonic setting trace element trends variables variation diagrams volcanic rocks volcanic-arc basalts water/rock ratio within-plate basalts