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Chemical analyses of New Zealand rocks

The following list includes all compilations of chemical analyses of New Zealand rocks known to us that are readily available to the scientific community apart from those given in scientific papers and theses. The list has been restricted to analyses after about 1975, when modern, high-quality instrumental data started to become available. No updates have been made since 2000 and all analyses have been incorporated in the PETLAB database.

Data from the School of Earth Sciences, Victoria University

Morris, P. 1979: Major and trace element geochemistry of volcanic rocks from the Chatham Islands.
Publication of the Geology Department. no 11 (Analytical Facility Contribution no. 1), Victoria University of Wellington.
[150 analyses of volcanic rocks from the Chatham Islands]


Morris, P. 1979: Electron microprobe analyses of minerals from volcanic rocks from the Chatham Islands. Publication of the Geology Department no. 12 (Analytical Facility Contribution no. 2), Victoria University of Wellington.

Cole, J.W. 1979: Chemical analyses of lavas and ignimbrites of the Taupo Volcanic Zone.
Publication of the Geology Department no. 13 (Analytical Facility Contribution no. 3), Victoria University of Wellington.
[256 analyses of major and trace elements used in a review paper by J.W. Cole (N.Z. Journal of Geology & Geophysics 22, 1979)]

Grapes, R and Palmer, K., 1982: X-ray fluorescence major and trace element analyses of metabasites, Southern Alps, New Zealand.
Publication of the Geology Department no. 24 (Analytical Facility Contribution no. 8), Victoria University of Wellington.
[46 analyses of metabasites (greenschists and amphibolites) from the Southern Alps, listed in order of increasing metamorphic grade]

Grapes, R., Watanabe, T., and Palmer, K., 1982:  XRF analyses of quartzofeldspathic schists and metacherts, Franz-Josef-Fox Glacier area, Southern Alps of New Zealand.
Publication of the Geology Department no. 25. (Analytical Facility Contribution no.11), Victoria University of Wellington.
[38 major and trace element analyses of metagreywackes/argillites and quartzo-feldspathic schists and metacherts of the Haast Schist Terrane, Franz-Josef-Fox Glacier area, ranging from chlorite to oligoclase metamorphic grade]

Roser, B.P., and Grapes, R.H. 1990: Whole-rock and mineral analyses of volcanic, pelagic and turbidite lithologies from Red Rocks, Wellington.
RSES Geology Board of Studies Publication no. 6. (Analytical Facility Contribution no.14), Victoria University of Wellington

Palmer, K., Roser, B.P., and Grapes, R.H., 1994: XRF analyses of metabasalts and cherts from the Wellington region.) ISSN 0111-1337. RSES Geology Board of Studies Publication no. 14. (Analytical Facility Contribution No.16), Victoria University of Wellington.
[Analyses of 227 metabasalts and 49 cherts, including new and previously published data]

Roser, B.P., Grapes, R.H. and Palmer, K., 1995: XRF analyses of sandstones and argillites from the Torlesse Terrane, New Zealand. RSES Geology Board of Studies Publication no.15. (Analytical Facility Contribution No.17), Victoria University of Wellington.
[A compilation of data (mostly unpublished) from the lower half of the North Island and the South Island]

Grapes, R.H., Smale, D., Gibson, G., Landis, C., Kawachi, Y., Campbell H., Mortimer, N., Palmer, K and Ren, D., 1996: X-ray fluorescence and electron microprobe analyses of Western Province Permian and Triassic sediments and associated intrusives, Northwest South Island of New Zealand and Tasmania.
Analytical Facility Publication no.18, Victoria University of Wellington.
New whole-rock XRF analyses of metasediments (37 analyses) and intrusive rocks (18 analyses) together with electron microprobe data for plagioclase, garnet, muscovite, chlorite, chloritoid, epidote and ilmenite from the Parapara Peak area, NW Nelson. Whole-rock XRF analyses of Topfer Formation sediments, Reefton (18 analyses).

Roser, B.P., Coombs, D.S., Korsch, R.J., Campbell, J.D., Mortimer, N., Grapes, R. 2000: Whole rock analyses of sandstones, siltsontes and tuffs from the Murihiku Terrane, New Zealand. School of Earth Sciences Research Report 7, Victoria University of Wellington.

Data from the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences

Palmer, K., Johnstone, R.D., Holt, S., Mortimer, N. 1991: XRF analyses of metamorphic rocks from the Caples and Torlesse Terranes, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey report G148.

Roser, B.P., Palmer, K., Nathan, S., Cooper, R.A., and Tulloch, A.J. 1995. Whole-rock analyses of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks from the Buller and Takaka Terranes, South Island, New Zealand. IGNS science report 95/14.

Palmer, K., Mortimer, N., Nathan, S., Isaac, M.J., Field, B.D., Sircombe, K.N., Black, P.M., Bush, S., & Orr, N.W. 1995: Chemical and petrographic analyses of some New Zealand Paleozoic-Mesozoic metasedimentary and igneous rocks.
IGNS science report 95/16
[Includes XRF analyses of North Island Torlesse terrane (156), Manaia Hill Group (13), TVZ basement (10), Houhoura Complex (18), Northand Allochthon (3), Murihiku terrane (6) and East Coast Cretaceous cover strata (9), Otago schist (16), Greenland and Charleston Metamorphic Groups (64); also conglomerate clasts from NI East Coast Cretaceous cover strata (13), Torlesse terrane (21), Whatuwhiwhi Formation (2), and Old Man Group (15)]

Graham, I.J. 1994: Petrological descriptions of TVZ mafic-intermediate volcanic rocks: compilation of published and unpublished petrographic, geochemical and isotopic data.
IGNS science report 94/6

Other data

Muir, R.J.; Weaver, S.D.; Bradshaw, J.D.; Eby, G.N; Evans, J.A. 1995: The Cretaceous Separation Point Batholith, New Zealand: granitoid magmas formed by melting of mafic lithosphere. Journal of the Geological Society [London, UK] 152: 689-701.
[68 analyses of the Separation Point Batholith, are stored in the UK-IGBA data file, National Geochemical Data Bank of the British Geological Survey]