Data for: Rutile as a pathfinder for metals exploration

Published: 19 March 2020| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/s5ng83rmxt.3
Jennifer Porter, Bradley McDonald, Neal McNaughton, Noreen Evans


Rutile trace element chemistry acquired by LA-ICM-MS in ppm. Samples are from known mineralisation and barren rocks primarily from Western Australia. Columns titled 'Group' contain the cluster number of similar chemistry for each analysis, as determined by unsupervised learning using ore-derived rutile (Group A), barren rutile (Group B) and the entire dataset (Group C). These data have been processed using the methods outlined in the text, prior to PCA and clustering.



Unsupervised Learning, Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Trace Element, Exploration Geochemistry