Provenance – Sandtrak
The study of provenance within Chemostrat is handled by our specialised Sandtrak team. Sandtrak utilises various analytical techniques and the latest statistical and data treatment techniques to aid in the establishment of the provenance of a range of clastic sediments. These techniques include; high resolution heavy mineral analysis, high resolution sandstone petrography, zircon geochronology, feldspar geochemistry and other single-grain varietal studies, with these techniques being routinely integrated with the full inorganic element data suite acquired via ICP-OES/MS and with chemostratigraphic correlations produced from this data.
We integrate our provenance data with the stratigraphic framework of the study area and other contextual information available in order to develop an understanding of the spatial variations of intervals and provide a succinct provenance interpretation for each individual study.