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Applications of PGE radioisotope systems in geo- and cosmochemistry

Richard W. Carlson, Steven B. Shirey and Maria Schoenbaechler
Applications of PGE radioisotope systems in geo- and cosmochemistry
Elements (August 2008) 4 (4): 239-245


The platinum-group elements contain three radioisotope systems that have been used in many and varied ways in geo- and cosmochemistry. Unique chronological applications include dating the formation of such diverse materials as sulfides, gold, organic-rich sediments, iron meteorites, and sulfide inclusions in diamonds. These systems also serve as isotope tracers for processes such as continental erosion, the deposition of extraterrestrial materials on Earth's surface, crust-mantle differentiation, recycling of subducted crust into the mantle, core-mantle exchange, and volatile-element depletion of planets and planetesimals. Although these systems have been in use for only a short time, the discoveries they have provided bode well for their incorporation as staples in the geochemical toolbox.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 4
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Applications of PGE radioisotope systems in geo- and cosmochemistry
Affiliation: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Washington, DC, United States
Pages: 239-245
Published: 200808
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 45
Accession Number: 2008-123218
Categories: General geochemistryExtraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: University of Manchester, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200847
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