As a hot topic in earth sciences, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has accumulated a large amount of sedimentary-related data. We constructed a dataset of detrital components for Qinghai-Tibet Plateau from 63 peer-reviewed publications. The dataset thus comprises a total of 1813 Late Proterozoic to Pleistocene sandstones from over 84 stratigraphic units. For each sample, we present details on reference, detrital composition, GPS, geographic location, depositional age, tectonic setting and depositional environment. It becomes a high-quality dataset after the information on each sandstone sample was standardized and reviewed by sedimentary experts. The dataset can be used for regional geoscience studies, exploring the general laws of the source-to-sink process. The dataset can also be used in the field of social engineering, such as assisting in finding suitable building stones, helping oil and gas and mineral exploration, etc.
A dataset of sandstone detrital composition from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.xlsx