Table 2.

Reference samples used herein with their location, dominant lithology and characteristic composition

Reference sampleLocationDominant lithologyCharacteristic composition
#2007191559Beverley, WAAcid felsic (granite)Ca = 700 mg/kg, Ce = 297 mg/kg, Fe = 10 900 mg/kg, Ni = 4.2 mg/kg
#2007190602Merredin, WAAcid felsic (granite)Ca = 1100 mg/kg, Ce = 88 mg/kg, Fe = 7400 mg/kg, Ni = 7.6 mg/kg
#2007190484Kalgoorlie, WAMafic/ultramaficCa = 75 200 mg/kg, Ce = 23 mg/kg, Fe = 52 900 mg/kg, Ni = 47 mg/kg
#2007190142Widgiemooltha, WAMafic/ultramaficCa = 80 000 mg/kg, Ce = 38 mg/kg, Fe = 35 500 mg/kg, Ni = 42 mg/kg
#2007190159Nullarbor, SAMarine limestoneCa = 72 5000 mg/kg, Ce = 41 mg/kg, Fe = 32 800 mg/kg, Ni = 20 mg/kg
#2007190881Gascoyne, WAPedogenic calcreteCa = 12 400 mg/kg, Ce = 23 mg/kg, Fe = 35 900 mg/kg, Ni = 253 mg/kg
#2007190065Mt Isa, QldProterozoic sedimentsCa = 2500 mg/kg, Ce = 56 mg/kg, Au = 1.1 µg/kg, Cu = 50 mg/kg
#2007191289Lake Frome, SAProterozoic/Mesozoic sedimentsCa = 9500 mg/kg, Ce = 48 mg/kg, Au = 1.1 µg/kg, Cu = 37 mg/kg
#2007190917Roy Hill, WABanded Iron FormationCa = 4900 mg/kg, Ce = 46 mg/kg, Fe = 78 200 mg/kg, Ni = 56 mg/kg
#2007190717Coolgardie, WAMafic/ultramaficCa = 7900 mg/kg, Ce = 29 mg/kg, Au = 44 µg/kg, Cu = 60 mg/kg
#2007190042Ballarat, VictoriaOrdovician sedimentsCa = 1400 mg/kg, Ce = 69 mg/kg, Au = 18 µg/kg, Cu = 8 mg/kg