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The Manicouagan impact event has been the subject of multiple age determinations over the past ~50 yr, providing an ideal test site for evaluating the viability of different geochronometers. This study highlights the suitability of Manicouagan’s essentially pristine impact melt body as a medium for providing insight into the U-Pb isotope systematics of geochronometers in the absence of shock-related overprinting. We performed in situ laser-ablation–inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) U-Pb geochronology on apatite and zircon, both of which crystallized as primary phases. This study is the first application of U-Pb geochronology to apatite crystallized within a terrestrial impact melt...

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