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Uranium and lead isotopic stability in a metamict zircon under experimental hydrothermal conditions

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Abstract

Disturbance of the uranium-lead isotopic system in a metamict Ceylon zircon has been produced in a 2 molal NaCl solution at 500??C and 1000 bars fluid pressure. Loss of radiogenic lead to the extent of 61 percent in 13 days was the most significant effect. The experimental results support the episodic rather than continuous lead-loss interpretation of natural zircon systems utilized in geochronology.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Uranium and lead isotopic stability in a metamict zircon under experimental hydrothermal conditions
Series title:
Science
Volume
154
Issue:
3756
Year Published:
1966
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1538
Last page:
1540
Number of Pages:
3