Detrital rutile trace element from the late Neogene Baode Red Clay sequence, Chinese Loess Plateau, and detrital rutile geochemistry from 14 potential source areas


The data consist of detrital rutile trace element geochemistry of the 6.91–2.64 Ma Baode Red Clay (three samples from the Miocene Baode Formation, five samples from the Pliocene Jingle Formation, and one sample from the Transitional Unit) and 14 potential sedimentary source areas in Central-East Asia. The data were collected using Nu Plasma AttoM single collector ICP-MS (Nu Instruments Ltd., Wrexham, UK) connected to an Analyte Excite 193 ArF laser ablation system (Photon Machines, San Diego, USA) at the Geological Survey of Finland. The rutiles were analysed for Li, Mg, Al, Si, P, Ca, Sc, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Sn, Sb, Ba, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Hf, Ta, W, Pb, Th, and U. The grain size fractions of the analysed grains were mostly 30–90 μm for the Red Clay zircons and rutiles, and 20–500 μm for the potential source area rutiles.

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Creator Bohm, Katja ORCID logo; Kaakinen, Anu ORCID logo; Stevens, Thomas ORCID logo; Lahaye, Yann; O'Brien, Hugh; Tang, Hui; Shang, Yuan ORCID logo; Zhang, Hanzhi ORCID logo; Lu, Huayu ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2023
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 141298 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (80.980W, 33.800S, 111.180E, 44.420N)