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Table 1 Major element data for the analyzed samples (determined by XRF and ICP at XRAL, Ontario, Canada)

From: The Oeschinensee rock avalanche, Bernese Alps, Switzerland: a co-seismic failure 2300 years ago?

Major elements (weight %) Oesch 1 Oesch 2 Oesch 3 Oesch 4 Oesch 5 Oesch 7 Oesch 13
SiO2 1.10 1.78 4.42 1.24 1.03 2.31 2.27
AL2O3 0.22 0.30 0.93 0.27 0.14 0.54 0.86
FE2O3 total 0.13 0.21 0.47 0.37 0.10 0.29 0.41
MnO < 0.01 < 0.01 0.01 0.01 < 0.01 < 0.01 < 0.01
MgO 1.12 6.39 5.49 0.58 1.00 3.56 4.10
CaO 53.50 46.20 45.90 53.70 54.70 50.20 47.70
Na2O < 0.10 < 0.10 < 0.10 < 0.10 < 0.10 < 0.10 < 0.10
K2O 0.03 0.06 0.20 0.04 <0.01 0.13 0.20
TiO2 0.02 0.02 0.04 0.02 0.01 0.04 0.04
P2O3 0.03 0.03 < 0.01 < 0.01 0.02 0.07 0.01
Trace elements (ppm)
 B 5 10 5 5 5 5 10
 Gd 0.45 0.46 0.36 2.32 0.57 0.56 0.29
 Sm 0.3 0.3 0.4 2.0 0.4 0.4 0.4
 Th < 0.1 0.1 0.3 1.5 < 0.1 0.2 0.3
 U 1.83 2.01 2.48 1.05 1.08 2.01 1.71