A whole-rock data set for the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland

Christian Tegner, Lars Peter Salmonsen, Marian B. Holness, Charles E. Lesher, Madeleine C.S. Humphreys, Peter Thy, Troels F.D. Nielsen

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We report a compilation of new and published whole-rock major and trace element analyses for 646 samples of the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland. The samples were collected in 14 stratigraphic profiles either from accessible and well-exposed surface areas or from drill core, and they cover most regions of the intrusion. This includes the Layered Series, the Upper Border Series, the Marginal Border Series and the Sandwich Horizon. The geochemical data were obtained by a combination of X-ray fluorescence and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. This data set can, for example, be used to constrain processes of igneous differentiation and ore formation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8316
Number of pages8
JournalGEUS Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2023


  • bulk-rock geochemical data
  • inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
  • layered mafic intrusion
  • Skaergaard intrusion
  • X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 4: Mineral Resources


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