Module 5 radiogenic isotopes in geochronology and

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Unformatted text preview: geochemistry and elucidating the relative roles of hydrothermal activity versus detrital sedimentation. Module 4 – Alteration Geochemistry and Mass Balance Methods – review of element mobility; understanding the alteration process (e.g., mass/volume variance versus element fluxes); initial screening of data using mobile element systematics; methods for quantifying elemental gains and losses during the alteration process (Gresen’s, Grant’s, Maclean’s and Stanley’s methods); alteration indexes and custom alteration indexes and their applications in exploration; and case studies in the integration of lithogeochemical data with other methods in exploration. Module 5 – Radiogenic Isotopes in Geochronology and Source Tracing – basic concepts in radioactivity and crustal evolution; Sm- Nd, Rb- Sr, Lu- Hf and Re- Os geochronology and source tracing (and their limitations); Pb isotopes as a source tracer; U- Pb geochronology including detrital zircon geochronology; and Ar- Ar methods in thermochronology. Module 6 - Stable Isotopes and Applications in Earth Sciences – basics concepts in stable isotope geochemistry (nomenclature, fractionation, symbology); O a...
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