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Apatites

Apatites

a group of phosphate minerals that includes ten mineral species and has the general formula x5(yo4)3z, where x is usually calcium or lead, y is phosphorus or arsenic, and z is chlorine, fluorine, or oh-.


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argument against the uranium-in-zircon dating

... on gem quality Durango fluorapatite which indicated a closure temperature of just 100 ? +/- 3O”C, a value recently confirmed on several additional apatites (Lippolt et al., 1994). The article is saying you should not find helium unless low temperatures are involved. Especially important being peak ...

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by mith
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: argument against the uranium-in-zircon dating
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