Comparison of radiogenic helium and lead in zircon

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
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A direct comparison of helium and radiogenic lead in nonmetamict zircon crystals has indicated a 25 per cent discrepancy between these radiogenic constituents. It appears that the amount of helium is only three-quarters of the amount that should be present according to the content of radiogenic lead. Approximately the same proportion was found in zircon having a wide range in age, activity, and total alpha irradiation, and in large pegmatite zircon crystals, as well as in microscopic crystals from igneous rocks.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Comparison of radiogenic helium and lead in zircon
Series title Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI 10.1016/0016-7037(56)90060-6
Volume 9
Issue 1-2
Year Published 1956
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Description 5 p.
First page 98
Last page 102
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