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Wednesday, 15 August, 12 Closure
Temperatures Cooling Curve Temperature (1) TB = blocking
temperature or closure
(2) Time Dauhter isotope/parent isotope Accumulation Curve TB
Time Wednesday, 15 August, 12 From Dodson (1973, 1979)
and Rollinson (1993) Common Minerals Used for U-Pb Dating
Mineral Formula Rock Type Closure
Temperature (oC) Zircon ZrSiO4 Most >800 Baddeleyite ZrO2 K,C,UM,M,A 725 Monazite CePO4 SG,GP,PS,HV 700 Titanite CaTiSiO5 Most,SK 600 Rutile TiO2 GP,GN,HV 400 Perovskite CaTiO3 K,C 650 Apatite CaPO4 Most 100 Allanite CaFeAl2Si3O12 IG 650 Xenotime YPO4 SG 650 Thorite Th(SiO4) GP,SG 650 K = kimberlite, C = carbonatite, UM = ultramaﬁc, M = maﬁc, A = alkaline, SG = S-type
granitoids, IG = I-type granitoids, GP = granitic pegmatite, HV = hydrothermal veins,
GN = granitic gneiss, PS = pelitic schist, SK = skarn.
From Heaman and Parrish (1991) and Richards and Noble (1998)
Wednesday, 15 August, 12 Concordia Diagrams • U has two isotopes and two decay
schemes, hence, we get independent
checks on the age of rocks. • If the two ages (and Pb-Pb age) are
coincident they are CONCORDANT; i...
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