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How It’s Done… U-Pb Geochronology Slide Shows

The slide shows linked below provide a photographic tour of the methods we use to date rocks using U-Pb zircon geochronology, and are suitable for a range of instructional environments, from K-12 science classes to undergraduate geochemistry courses.

1. Collecting Samples and Extracting Zircons PDF
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4. Zircon Dissolution for Isotope Dilution PDF
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2. Selecting and Imaging Zircons PDF
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5. Isolating U and Pb from the Dissolved Zircon PDF
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3. U-PB Dating by Laser Ablation ICP-MS PDF
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6. Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry
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