These databases contain: 1. Records of all theses submitted by Earth Sciences students over the past 70 years. 2. The Access Geochronology and Geochemistry database contains thesis title, author, date submitted, supervisor, and area studied; Sample numbers, specimen localities (map coordinates), rock type, unit, description, depth (if from borehole data), precision of locality and thesis reference; geochemical data (elemental or oxide abundances) and analytical limits (precision and detection limits for analytical method used), as well as the instrumentation used for each analysis (XRF, ICP-OES, ICP-MS etc); isotope geochemistry (with analytical limits indicated); and geochronological results (age, methodology, with analytical limits indicated). 3.Two Excel databases are also provided which, together, provide all the information available in the Access database. 4.This website also contains, in separate folders, ArcGIS and MapInfo files containing tables and maps displaying the locations of the study sites and the localities of individual samples taken for each thesis. Each icon represents a sample locality. Information embedded within each locality icon includes the author, title of the thesis, date, and various analytical results. 5. Please note: Browser windows in the MapInfo and ArcGIS files fill empty cells with zeros. This may give rise to the erroneous impression that certain elements may be present at very low concentrations while in fact there have been no analyses for those elements at all. Users are advised to check null values in the databases. 6. Recently, a new (limited) database containing mineral chemistry, with accompanying digital maps have also been included, with a similar structure as the geochemistry and geochronology databases.
Technical requirements: Most of the files are in zipped form and must be downloaded and unzipped before they can be viewed. The database will require Microsoft Access 2007 to view the file. The MapInfo files will require MapInfo software to view the maps and the ArcGIS files will require ArcGIS software to view the files. Disclaimer: The mineral chemistry database is incomplete and will renmain so for the forseeable future. The University of Queensland and the School of Earth Sciences hold no responsibility for the use of the information made available in these databases. Users of the data are required to give due recognition to contributors and the University and reference the work of contributors and the University in the customary manner,including: Author, Title, Date, and The University (as Publisher). Where appropriate, due recognition should also be given to the Geological Survey as representative of the Queensland Government's involvement in this project. A file containing the GSQ logo is included in the website, for that purpose. Contact details: email@example.com.