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Thermal History of Sedimentary Basins: Fission-Track Dating of Subsurface Rocks

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C. W. Naeser
C. W. Naeser
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Published:
January 01, 1979

Abstract

Fission tracks that are present in apatite crystals recovered from sedimentary and crystalline basement rocks can be used to determine the thermal (tectonic) history of a sedimentary basin. Because fission tracks in apatite usually record the time when the rock temperature cooled below 100° C, one can use the apparent apatite fission-track ages as a function of depth, to determine the amount and duration of an uplift event.

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SEPM Special Publication

Aspects of Diagenesis

Peter A. Scholle
Peter A. Scholle
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Paul R. Schluger
Paul R. Schluger
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
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26
ISBN electronic:
9781565761568
Publication date:
January 01, 1979

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