Part 1 - Download the data
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- Before starting this exercise, you (or members of your group) will have been assigned one of the following geological settings to study: Oceanic Plateaus, Convergent Margins(Subduction Zones), Ocean Islands, or Submarine Ridges (Mid-Ocean Ridges).
- Go to the GEOROC database homepage. Enter the database and click on the "Geological Setting" link.
- Select the geological setting assigned to your group.
- Select one of the locations from the list that appears. Follow the instructions below to download rock analyses from this location.
- Do not further constrain the location, and select "continue".
- Narrow your search by "rock type" and "type of material".
- Constrain your query by selecting only whole-rock data from volcanic and plutonic rocks. If "volcanic rock" is not listed adjacent to "igneous rock" on the left window, click on "volcanic rock", then hold down the cmd-key while you click on "igneous rock". If your location does not have data for both volcanic and plutonic rocks, select the type of data that exists for that location.
- Select all major element, trace element, and rare earth element data.
- Choose the "standard output" option and click "Download".
- Download the data to your computer.
Repeat these steps to download data from two additional locations for your assigned tectonic setting.