Minor and trace elements in sediment sampled across the Permian-Triassic boundary exposed at Festningen, Spitzbergen


The data table lists the concentrations of 44 minor and trace elements in 124 samples of sediment, collected approximately every few centimeters in a continuous profile across the Permian-Triassic boundary exposed at Festningen, Spitzbergen. The age of these sediments is approximately 251 Ma, and the period of time represented within the sediment profile is about 1 million years. Trace element concentrations in untreated bulk sediment samples were measured using quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The purpose of the study was to investigate how trace element concentrations of sediments change across the Late Permian Extinction and the Permian – Triassic Boundary, and to evaluate trace element concentrations as a proxy for massive volcanism in Siberia at that time.

Trace element data for 12 analyses of the international rock standard BHVO2 measured together with samples during the analysis period. Data is shown in last row.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.923639
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GC009064
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.923639
Creator Regelous, Marcel ORCID logo; Regelous, Anette; Grasby, Stephen E ORCID logo; Bond, David P G; Haase, Karsten M ORCID logo; Gleißner, Stefan; Wignall, Paul
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 6499 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (13.824 LON, 78.095 LAT); Spitzbergen