Several isotopes are used for dating rocks

Several isotopes are used for dating rocks - 65.000 years...

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Several isotopes are used for dating rocks. In the table a list is presented with the different methods. Some methods are only suitable for volcanic rocks. By dating volcanic layers in a sequence of mainly sedimentary rocks, it is often possible to make a relative dating. Isotope Decays to: Is used for: Carbon-14 Nitrogen-14 Fossils / Archeological finds from 1000 to
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Unformatted text preview: 65.000 years old. Uranium-235 Lead-207 Volcanic rock with an age of more than 110.000 years old. Sodium-40 Argon-40 Volcanic rock with an age of more than 100.000 years old. Uranium-238 Lead-208 Volcanic rock with an age of more than 10 million years old. Rubidium-87 Strontium-87 Volcanic and sedimentary rocks with an age of more than 10 million years old....
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