Skip to main content

Database

The video below highlights some of the data compilation initiatives being undertaken as part of Project 648.


Isotope Constraint on protolith domains – the power of visualising geological information using databases and paleogeographic animation

Teh following animation was generated using Gplates and a 2017 version of the PalaeoPlates model, illustrating variations in epsilon (Nd) value for igneous rocks in Phanerozoic domains of Australia. Nd data symbolized from the 2014 Australian compilation by David Champion with older crustal reworking (more negative epsilon) as red and yellow symbols, ranging to more juvenile values in greens and blues. Background texture is a grey-scale version of the most recent global gravity compilation by Sandwell and Smith. Superimposed colours reflect protolith ages for the various crustal domains.


To see the current status and applications of the databases developed by Professor Bruce Eglington, of University of Saskatchewan, for IGCP 509 and IGCP 648, please read the information and click on the links below.

New users need to register first before accessing the databases. To do so, just follow the login link, and choose the register link. If you are going to contribute data online, please email your registered user ID to Bruce at bruce.eglington@usask.ca.


DateView geochronology database

International geochronology and isotope database. More information on this database and on submitting data are available here. An overview of the design and operation of the database is also available, as is a summary of the system’s capabilities in pdf format. Further contributions to the contents of this database are welcome. Non-commercial use of this database is free.

As of November 2013 DateView stores more than 106,000 summary records and also has numerous individual detrital zircon U-Pb and Lu-Hf results.

Some Flash animations have been created for various parts of the globe to illustrate the geochronological record.


StratDB lithostratigraphy, structural domain and ore deposit database

Database containing information on stratigraphic units from various countries and metamorphism/deformation in various structural domains. The design is based on that used for the IGCP509 project, but extends the time-span to cover all of Earth history. Links are provided between this database and the DateView geochronology database to show ages available for various units. More information is available on the use of this database and on submitting data. Users may download summary information from the database as Excel spreadsheets. Some of these spreadsheets are specifically designed for semi-automatic importing into ARCGIS for constructing time-space correlation charts. Further details of this process are also available. Contributions to the contents of this database are welcome. Non-commercial use of this database is free.


The tables below contain values for various lookup codes relevant to compilations for IGCP648 maps and databases. Unique ID values and their meanings were downloaded from StratDB on 2017-03-15. Users should check online in the appropriate lookup tables within the StratDB database to ensure that they have the most up-to-date values.

If you are not sure of anything, please contact Bruce Eglington at bruce.eglington@usask.ca for assistance.

Continents and Oceans

IDContinent / Ocean
AFRAfrica
ANTAntarctica
ASIAsia
ATOAtlantic Ocean
OCEAustralia & Oceania
EUREurope
INOIndian Ocean
NAMNorth America
PAOPacific Ocean
SAMSouth America
UNDUndefined / Multiple

Countries

IDCountry / AreaContinent / Ocean ID
AFGAfghanistanASI
AGUAgulhas PlateauINO
ALBAlbaniaEUR
DZAAlgeriaAFR
AGOAngolaAFR
ATAAntarcticaANT
ARGArgentinaSAM
ARMArmeniaASI
ATOAtlantic OceanATO
AUSAustraliaOCE
AUTAustriaEUR
AZEAzerbaijanASI
BGDBangladeshASI
BLRBelarusEUR
BELBelgiumEUR
BLZBelizeNAM
BENBeninAFR
BTNBhutanASI
BOLBoliviaSAM
BIHBosnia and HerzegovinaEUR
BWABotswanaAFR
BRABrazilSAM
BRNBruneiASI
BGRBulgariaEUR
BFABurkina FasoAFR
BDIBurundiAFR
KHMCambodiaASI
CMRCameroonAFR
CANCanadaNAM
CAFCentral African RepublicAFR
TCDChadAFR
CHLChileSAM
CHNChinaASI
COLColombiaSAM
COGCongoAFR
ZARCongo (Democratic Republic)AFR
CRICosta RicaNAM
CIVCote d'IvoireAFR
HRVCroatiaEUR
CUBCubaATO
CYPCyprusEUR
CZECzech RepublicEUR
DNKDenmarkEUR
DJIDjiboutiAFR
DOMDominican RepublicATO
ECUEcuadorSAM
EGYEgyptAFR
SLVEl SalvadorNAM
GNQEquatorial GuineaAFR
ERIEritreaAFR
ESTEstoniaEUR
ETHEthiopiaAFR
FLKFalkland IslandsATO
FJIFijiOCE
FINFinlandEUR
FRAFranceEUR
GUFFrench GuianaSAM
GABGabonAFR
GMBGambiaAFR
GEOGeorgiaASI
DEUGermanyEUR
GHAGhanaAFR
GRCGreeceEUR
GRLGreenlandNAM
GTMGuatemalaNAM
GINGuineaAFR
GNBGuinea-BissauAFR
GUYGuyanaSAM
HTIHaitiATO
HNDHondurasNAM
HUNHungaryEUR
ISLIcelandATO
INDIndiaASI
IDNIndonesiaASI
IRNIranASI
IRQIraqASI
IRLIrelandEUR
ISRIsraelASI
ITAItalyEUR
JAMJamaicaATO
JPNJapanASI
JORJordanAFR
KAZKazakhstanASI
KENKenyaAFR
PRKKorea (North)ASI
KORKorea (South)ASI
KWTKuwaitASI
KGZKyrgyzstanASI
LAOLaosASI
LVALatviaEUR
LBNLebanonAFR
LSOLesothoAFR
LBRLiberiaAFR
LBYLibyaAFR
LTULithuaniaEUR
LUXLuxembourgEUR
MKDMacedoniaEUR
MDGMadagascarAFR
MWIMalawiAFR
MYSMalaysiaASI
MLIMaliAFR
MRTMauritaniaAFR
MEXMexicoNAM
MDAMoldovaEUR
MNGMongoliaASI
MONMontenegroEUR
MARMoroccoAFR
MOZMozambiqueAFR
MMRMyanmarASI
NAMNamibiaAFR
NPLNepalASI
NLDNetherlandsEUR
NZLNew ZealandOCE
NCLNewCaledoniaOCE
NICNicaraguaNAM
NERNigerAFR
NGANigeriaAFR
NORNorwayEUR
ndnot definedUND
nAFnot defined (Africa)AFR
nANnot defined (Antarctica)ANT
nASnot defined (Asia)ASI
nATnot defined (Atlantic Ocean)ATO
nEUnot defined (Europe)EUR
nINnot defined (Indian Ocean)INO
nNAnot defined (North America)NAM
nOCnot defined (Oceania)OCE
nPAnot defined (Pacific Ocean)PAO
nSAnot defined (South America)SAM
OMNOmanAFR
PCOPacific OceanPAO
PAKPakistanASI
PANPanamaNAM
PNGPapua New GuineaOCE
PRYParaguaySAM
PERPeruSAM
PHLPhilippinesASI
POLPolandEUR
PRTPortugalEUR
PRIPuerto RicoATO
QATQatarAFR
ROMRomaniaEUR
RUSRussia (Asian)ASI
RUERussia (European)EUR
RWARwandaAFR
SAUSaudi ArabiaAFR
SENSenegalAFR
SRBSerbiaEUR
SYCSeychellesAFR
SLESierra LeoneAFR
SVKSlovakiaEUR
SVNSloveniaEUR
SLBSolomon IslandsOCE
SOMSomaliaAFR
ZAFSouth AfricaAFR
ESPSpainEUR
LKASri LankaASI
SDNSudanAFR
SURSurinameSAM
SWZSwazilandAFR
SWESwedenEUR
CHESwitzerlandEUR
SYRSyriaAFR
OANTaiwanASI
TJKTajikistanASI
TZATanzaniaAFR
TSTTest countryUND
THAThailandASI
TGOTogoAFR
TTOTrinidadATO
TUNTunisiaAFR
TURTurkeyASI
TKMTurkmenistanASI
UGAUgandaAFR
UKRUkraineEUR
UNDUndefinedUND
AREUnited Arab EmiratesAFR
GBRUnited KingdomEUR
USAUnited States of AmericaNAM
URYUruguaySAM
UZBUzbekistanASI
VENVenezuelaSAM
VNMVietnamASI
ESHWestern SaharaAFR
YEMYemenAFR
ZMBZambiaAFR
ZWEZimbabweAFR

Geodynamic Settings

Setting IDTectonic Setting
CGCollision-related
ACArc-related (continental)
AOArc-related (oceanic)
AMArc-related (unspecified)
ECEpicontinental
PMPassive margin
EXExtensional
RFRift
ICIntracontinental
OPOceanic
MXMixed
OTOther
ndSetting not known
MOMixed and Other (unspecified)

Rock Classes

Class IDRock Class
ZNot applicable
NProtolith not known
MMixed
SSedimentary
LSedimentary - Clastic
LVSedimentary - Clastic (Very coarse)
LCSedimentary - Clastic (Coarse)
LFSedimentary - Clastic (Fine)
BSedimentary - Carbonate
ISedimentary - Ironstone / Chert
ESedimentary - Evaporite
DSedimentary - Diamictite
VVolcanic
VFVolcanic - Felsic
VIVolcanic - Intermediate
VMVolcanic - Mafic
VBVolcanic - Bimodal
VUVolcanic - Ultramafic
VAVolcanic - Alkaline
PPlutonic
PFPlutonic - Felsic
PIPlutonic - Intermediate
PMPlutonic - Mafic
PBPlutonic - Bimodal
PUPlutonic - Ultramafic
PAPlutonic - Alkaline
HHypabyssal (Dykes)
HFHypabyssal - Felsic
HIHypabyssal - Intermediate
HMHypabyssal - Mafic
HBHypabyssal - Bimodal
HUHypabyssal - Ultramafic
HAHypabyssal - Alkaline

Sedimentary Depositional Environment

IDSedimentary EnvironmentAdditional Information
0not defined
ZNot applicable
MM- Marine unspec
WM- ShallowContinental shelf below wave base
DM- Slope to deepContinental shelf slope to abyssal
SNear-shore/LittoralAbove wave base and near-shore, beach, etc
EDeltaic
NT- Terrestrial unspe
UT- Lacustrine
FT- Fluvial/Alluvial
AT- Aeolian

Unit Ranks

Rank IDRank
ASSAssemblage
BATHBatholith
BEDBed
CPLXComplex
FACIFacies
FMFormation
GRPGroup
LIPLarge Ign. Prov.
LAYLayer
MPUMap unit
MBRMember
NONENone
PLUTPluton
REEFReef
SEAMSeam
SEQSequence
SBGRPSubgroup
SBSUISubsuite
SBUNISubunit
SBZONSubzone
SUISuite
SPGRPSupergroup
SPSUISupersuite
UNIUnit
UNUnknown
ZONEZone
  • IGCP648 data objectives and appeal 2016