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A calcite reference material for LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology

Roberts, Nick M.W.; Rasbury, E. Troy; Parrish, Randall R.; Smith, Christopher J.; Horstwood, Matthew S.A.; Condon, Daniel J.. 2017 A calcite reference material for LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18 (7). 2807-2814. 10.1002/2016GC006784

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Abstract/Summary

U-Pb dating of calcite is an emerging but rapidly growing field of application in geochronology with great potential to inform problems in landscape, basin and mountain belt evolution, through age determination of diagenetic cements, vein mineralisation and geological formations difficult to date otherwise. In this brief, we present isotope dilution U-Pb isotope measurements on a sample of calcite (WC-1) that has been and will continue to be used as a reference material for in-situ U-Pb Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) dating, and which is suitable to be distributed to the geochronological community. We present in-situ measurements using LA-ICP-MS to demonstrate the suitability of WC-1 for use as a U-Pb dating reference material, in spite of it not being isotopically homogeneous. The WC-1 calcite sample is 254.4 ± 6.4 Ma old, and comprised of 85 to 98% radiogenic lead. It presents a suitable reference material that can facilitate dating of calcite ranging in age from Precambrian to late Neogene age.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1002/2016GC006784
ISSN: 15252027
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 29 Jun 2017 12:41 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/517223

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