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A review of applications of U-Th-Pb isotope systematics to investigations of uranium source rocks.

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Abstract

U, Th and Pb concentrations and the isotopic composition of Pb can be used to evaluate crystalline rocks as a source for U in sedimentary deposits. Under favourable geologic circumstances, the technique can yield information on both the timing and the amount of U released to the sedimentary environment. The technique is best suited to the study of Archean rocks that have high U/Pb, a known common Pb composition, and a simple two-stage history. Less ideal rock units can also be evaluated, but conclusions reached for rocks of Phanerozoic age or younger will generally be qualitative at best.-Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A review of applications of U-Th-Pb isotope systematics to investigations of uranium source rocks.
Series title:
Uranium
Volume
3
Issue:
2-4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Uranium
First page:
235
Last page:
244
Number of Pages:
10