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View Resource Petrological Database of the Ocean Floor

Carried by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University, the Petrological Database of the Ocean Floor is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research project that includes over 30,000 samples and over 700,000 chemical values from oceanic stations throughout the world. Samples can be searched by location, expedition name, ship name, sample characteristics, reference, or by...

http://www.earthchem.org/petdb
View Resource National Geophysical Data Center: PETROS Igneous Petrology Databank version 6.1

The National Geophysical Data Center's (NGDC) world wide data bank, PETROS, contains "37,300 major element chemical analyses of igneous rocks divided into 307 major groups which represent geographic areas or petrologic provinces." The website offers a series of files describing the organization of the data bank, the identification formats and codes, and the operations system. Users can download a...

https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/docucomp/page?xml=NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC...
View Resource The Clay Minerals Society

"The Clay Minerals Society (CMS) is an international community of scientists who promote research in and disseminate information on clay science and technology." The website provides downloads of materials dealing with various aspects of mineralogy, geochemistry, and petrology. Researchers can find out about annual meetings, awards and grants, and publications. Students and educators can find...

http://www.clays.org/