Bulk geochemistry and biomarker concentrations and isotopic compositions of lignites spanning the PETM from Stenkul Fiord (Ellesmere Island), Paleocene


This dataset contains bulk geochemical information (TOC, S, Tmax, Hydrogen and Oxygen Indices), relative and absolute abundances of selected plant wax and bacterial hopanoid biomarkers as well as stable carbon and hydrogen isotope signatures of selected compounds. Samples were analysed with a Leco C/S analyser, a Rock-Eval 6 pyrolysis unit, a gas chromatograph-triple quad mass spectrometer and gas chromatograph isotope ratio mass spectrometer (for d13C and d2H). The samples originate from two onshore outcrops at the Stenkul Fiord (Ellesmere Island) and are mostly coal samples of the lignite thermal maturity stage. The age of the samples are Paleogene and cover the Paleocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM; Margaret Formation), and they were taken in 2017 (BGR CASE 19 expedition). The data were generated to reconstruct the terrestrial paleovenvironment in this high-latitude setting. More information on the studied sections can be found elswhere (Reinhardt et al., 2022).

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.962902
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.962900
Related Identifier References https://doi.org/10.1130/GES02398.1
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.962902
Creator Blumenberg, Martin ORCID logo; Naafs, Bernhard David A ORCID logo; Lückge, Andreas; Lauretano, Vittoria ORCID logo; Schefuß, Enno (ORCID: 0000-0002-5960-930X); Galloway, Jennifer M ORCID logo; Scheeder, Georg ORCID logo; Reinhardt, Lutz (ORCID: 0000-0002-3790-958X)
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference The Royal Society https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000288 Crossref Funder ID NE/V003917/1 Royal Society Tata University Research
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 141 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-83.446 LON, 77.348 LAT)