Data Accompanying: Stream and Slope Weathering Effects

Dataset title Data Accompanying: Stream and Slope Weathering Effects on Organic-rich Mudstone Geochemistry and Implications for Hydrocarbon Source Rock Assessment: A Bowland Shale Case Study
Dataset creators Joe Emmings, University of Leicester
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

These data accompany a manuscript, titled: Stream and Slope Weathering Effects on Organic-rich Mudstone Geochemistry and Implications for Hydrocarbon Source Rock Assessment: A Bowland Shale Case Study.

Data include:

  1. A range of photographs from the outcrop, drill cores, sub-samples, 'weathering grades' and thin section microphotographs from the Bowland Shale;
  2. The results of mineralogical (whole rock powder x-ray diffraction; XRD) analyses for 18 subsamples;
  3. The results of inorganic geochemical analyses (LECO elemental C and S, x-ray fluorescence major and trace elements) for 18 subsamples;
  4. The results of organic geochemical analyses (Rock-Eval pyrolysis, d13Corg) for 20 subsamples;
  5. RStudio scripts used to conduct statistical analyses (e.g., Principal Components Analysis) and generation of figures.

The data submitted for archiving were produced by Joe Emmings, NERC-funded PhD student at the University of Leicester and British Geological Survey, between 2014 and 2016.

The manuscript was submitted to the journal Chemical Geology in December 2016.

This study was funded by NERC grant NE/L002493/1, a part of the Central England Training Alliance (CENTA).

Dataset content dates 6/3/2015 - 6/12/2016
Dataset spatial coverage Lancashire, UK. Grid ref: 64430 53210, British National Grid projection.
Dataset supply format .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .docx, .jpg, .uxd, .tif, .R
Dataset language English
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record.
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date February 2017
Dataset digital object identifier (DOI) 10.5285/c39a32b2-1a30-4426-8389-2fae21ec60ad
Dataset citation text Data Accompanying: Stream and Slope Weathering Effects on Organic-rich Mudstone Geochemistry and Implications for Hydrocarbon Source Rock Assessment: A Bowland Shale Case Study
Constraints and terms of use This data set is available under Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Contains data supplied by permission of the Natural Environment Research Council © NERC and Leicester University [2017]"
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