Abstract

OZCHEM is Geoscience Australia's national whole-rock geochemical database. This release of OZCHEM contains over 50000 analyses of rocks, regolith and stream sediments from many regions of Australia. Each analysis includes a geographic location and a geological description, which includes the host stratigraphic unit, where known, and the lithology. Most samples have been collected by Geoscience Australia's field parties. OZCHEM is stored in an ORACLE relational database and is available in comma-delimited flat ASCII format. The data set is also bundled with documentation explaining the database structure and includes definitions of the database tables and columns (attributes).
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -12.0 East bound 151.0 West bound 112.0 South bound -43.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset

Constraints

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2007-01-01T00:00:00

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

65464 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/65464/

Keywords

Thematic Data
data standards
geochemistry
geoscience databases
dataset
AU
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-12.0
East bound
151.0
West bound
112.0
South bound
-43.0

Lineage

These datasets are derived directly from Geoscience Australia's corporate Oracle OZCHEM Whole Rock Geochemistry Database.Only data that has been marked as open file is included. The ASCII extraction of the database is generated as ASCII comma-delimited file of the main tables that are part of or used by the OZCHEM database.

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Source Description

Mostly Geoscence Australia analytical and fieldsite data, but includes analytical data undertaken by commercial laboratories for GA, and (minor) analytical data undertakenby other labatories. Also field data supplied by state and territory surveys and universities for which analytical data was undertaken at GA.

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7892-d0ec-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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