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TitleMineral data (SEM, electron microprobe, Raman spectroscopy) from epithermal hydrothermal alteration of the Miocene Sigri Petrified Forest and host pyroclastic rocks, Western Lesbos, Greece
AuthorPe-Piper, G; Imperial, A; Piper, D J WORCID logo; Zouros, N C; Anastasakis, G
SourceData in Brief vol. 24, 103987, 2019 p. 1-8, Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20190124
PublisherElsevier BV
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Nature of the hydrothermal alteration of the Miocene Sigri Petrified Forest and host pyroclastic rocks, western Lesbos, Greece
File formatpdf (Adobe® Reader®); html
AreaSigri; Lesbos Island; Greece
Lat/Long WENS 25.8333 26.1667 39.2500 39.1667
Subjectstectonics; paleontology; mineralogy; geochemistry; Neogene; Miocene; volcanology; bedrock geology; lithology; igneous rocks; volcanic rocks; pyroclastics; ignimbrites; clays; structural features; fault zones; paleosols; fossils; fossil plants; petrified wood; tectonic history; hydrothermal systems; veins; dykes; laccoliths; intrusions; volcanism; meteoric waters; fluid flow; analytical methods; mineralogical analyses; scanning electron microscope analyses; microscopic analyses; electron probe analyses; spectroscopic analyses; x-ray diffraction analyses; alteration; hydrothermal alteration; silicification; argillization; colour; diagenesis; sample preparation; Sigri Pyroclastic Formation; Sigri Petrified Forest; Taupo Volcanic Zone; Methodology; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Tertiary
ProgramGSC Atlantic Division
Released2019 05 17
AbstractData available from a detailed mineralogical investigation of the Petrified Forest of Lesbos and its host pyroclastic rocks are summarized and a link is provided to the full data at Samples were taken from petrified wood, fresh and devitrified tuffs, and from epithermal veins and epithermally altered tuffs. Backscattered electron (BSE) images were made by scanning electron microscope (SEM) from polished thin sections of 16 samples to show textural relationships between minerals. Minerals were identified by energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Further chemical analysis by electron microprobe (EMP) were made of trace elements in the petrified wood and of Mn-oxide minerals. Polymorphs of silica were investigated by Raman spectroscopy. SEM X-Ray maps were made of selected sites with manganese oxide minerals. In this contribution, the general character of each analyzed sample is summarized and a brief inventory of available data is presented, with specific reference to features in the on-line data. The significance of these data for the origin of the petrification of the wood and the epithermal veining of the host pyroclastic rocks is provided in 'Nature of the hydrothermal alteration of the Miocene Sigri Petrified Forest and host pyroclastic rocks, Lesbos, Greece' The data will be of comparative value to those investigating petrification of wood, devitrification of tuffs, and epithermal Mn-Fe mineralization in other areas.

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