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Geochronology and thermochronology using apatite; time and temperature, lower crust to surface

David M. Chew and Richard A. Spikings
Geochronology and thermochronology using apatite; time and temperature, lower crust to surface (in Apatite; a mineral for all seasons, Daniel E. Harlov (editor) and John F. Rakovan (editor))
Elements (June 2015) 11 (3): 189-194

Abstract

Apatite can provide geologists with an exceptionally wide range of ages and temperatures to investigate processes that operate from Earth's surface right down to the lower crust. Apatite is a widespread accessory mineral in igneous, metamorphic, and clastic sedimentary rocks and can be dated using four radioactive decay schemes, each with a different temperature window for isotopic closure: Lu-Hf (675-750 degrees C); U-Pb (350-550 degrees C); apatite fission track (60-110 degrees C); (U-Th)/He (40-80 degrees C). The fission-track and (U-Th)/He methods are popular for studying upper-crustal and near-surface processes, whereas the U-Pb and Lu-Hf systems are used to investigate the thermal, tectonic, and magmatic histories of the deeper crust.


ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 11
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Geochronology and thermochronology using apatite; time and temperature, lower crust to surface
Title: Apatite; a mineral for all seasons
Author(s): Chew, David M.Spikings, Richard A.
Author(s): Harlov, Daniel E.editor
Author(s): Rakovan, John F.editor
Affiliation: Trinity College Dublin, Department of Geology, Dublin, Ireland
Affiliation: GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Pages: 189-194
Published: 201506
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: 32
Accession Number: 2015-082174
Categories: Geochronology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Miami University, USA, United StatesUniversity of Geneva, CHE, Switzerland
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: 201535
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