The term petrochronology has increasingly appeared in publications and presentations over the past decade. The term has been defined in a somewhat narrow sense as “the interpretation of isotopic dates in the light of complementary elemental or isotopic information from the same mineral(s)” (Kylander-Clark et al. 2013). Although complementary isotopic and elementary information are certainly a central and critical part of most, if not all, petrochronology studies, the range of recent studies that might use the term covers a much broader scope. The term “petrochronology” might alternatively be defined as the detailed incorporation of chronometer phases into the...

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