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Data from: Global database of paleocurrent trends through the Phanerozoic and Precambrian

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Brand, Leonard; Wang, Mingmin; Chadwick, Arthur (2016), Data from: Global database of paleocurrent trends through the Phanerozoic and Precambrian, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.hr0sp

Abstract

Paleocurrents are sedimentological features contained in all sedimentary deposits, enabling the direction of movement of the sediment and the containing fluid at the time of deposition to be determined. This database contains paleocurrent directions and other relevant associated data from published sources and theses and dissertations for the entire Phanerozoic and Precambrian for all continents. Such information may be of general interest to sedimentologists and will be of specific interest in sedimentary basin analysis, and to petroleum geologists and mineralogists seeking source areas. Paleocurrents may also be useful in plate reconstructions and in testing the timing of global tectonic events.

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