Lisa Armstrong

RIS Dublin Core Abstract The composite Boulder batholith, Montana, hosts a variety of mineral deposit types, including important silver-rich polymetallic quartz vein districts in the northern part of the batholith and the giant Butte porphyry copper-molybdenum pre-Main Stage system and crosscutting copper-rich Main Stage vein system in the southern part of the batholith. Previous dating studies have identified ambiguous relationships among igneous and mineralizing events. Mineralizing hydrothermal fluids for these types of deposits and magma for quartz porphyry dikes at Butte have all been considered to be late-stage differentiates of the Boulder batholith. However, previous dating studies indicated that the Boulder batholith plutons cooled from about 78 to 72 Ma, whereas copper-rich Main Stage veins at Butte were dated at about 61 Ma. Recent efforts to date the porphyry copper-molybdenum pre-Main Stage deposits at Butte resulted in conflicting estimates of both 64 and 76 Ma for the mineralizing events. Silver-rich polymetallic quartz vein deposits elsewhere in the batholith have not been dated previously. To resolve this controversy, we used the U. U-Pb zircon ages are Rader Creek Granodiorite,

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SHRIMP dominates a large laboratory taking up 50 square metres of floor space and weighs a whopping 12 tonnes. How does it work: Uranium converts slowly and steadily to lead by natural radioactive decay.

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Fertility also declines in men, and I would estimate that as women age so do their partners, multiplying the chances of infertility further. Since you talk about the poor paying for the rich it would be interesting to see, if data allowed. Great post by the way. The 2nd chart scared me a little, since my girlfriend and I want kids, but not till an unspecified but faraway time later. If it was ensured that all women tried by the same means, then still the y-axis is misleading.

DK I was always curious about differentials in newborn problems both developmental and genetic between mother and father ages. Plus the probability of gestation-related problems probably increases significantly with age.

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Radioactive decay[ edit ] Example of a radioactive decay chain from lead Pb to lead Pb. The final decay product, lead Pb , is stable and can no longer undergo spontaneous radioactive decay. All ordinary matter is made up of combinations of chemical elements , each with its own atomic number , indicating the number of protons in the atomic nucleus. Additionally, elements may exist in different isotopes , with each isotope of an element differing in the number of neutrons in the nucleus.

A particular isotope of a particular element is called a nuclide. Some nuclides are inherently unstable.

The decay of U always produces Pb, and U always produces Pb.

The mean ages from zircons are in rhyolite, and and in granite porphyry. The minimum age is Ma in the Jijangbong Tuff. Such age in the rhyolite define the intrusion time of ring dykes, suggesting a caldera collapse following eruption of the Dongmakgol Tuff. Such age in the Jijangbong Tuff represent latest volcanism as postcaldera in the basin. The volcanic rocks in the basin were erupted during late Aptian, and are correlated to the Sindong Group in the Gyeongsang Basin.

The plutonism in the basin occurred during , following the volcanism.

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We implement several procedures that help combat these analytical issues. To decrease molecular interferences at Pb peaks and increase the signal: Because common lead and the amount of molecular interferences vary by sample, energy filtering is not always used. Grey shaded area outlined in black represents published age of standard measured by TIMS Luvizotto et al.

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Comparison of SHRIMP U-Pb dating of monazite and zircon

Fossil record[ edit ] Amphipods are thought to have originated in the Lower Carboniferous. Despite the group’s age, however, the fossil record of the order Amphipoda is meagre, comprising specimens of 12 species dating back only as far as the Upper Eocene , where they have been found in Baltic amber. Dorsal top view of a newly discovered amphipod living in a commensal relationship with a bamboo coral Amphipods are found in almost all aquatic environments, from fresh water to water with twice the salinity of sea water.

Members of the Hyperiidea are all planktonic and marine.

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These formations may have resulted from carcass burial in an anoxic environment with minimal bacteria, thus slowing decomposition. Stromatolites Lower Proterozoic Stromatolites from Bolivia , South America Stromatolites are layered accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of microorganisms , especially cyanobacteria.

While older, Archean fossil remains are presumed to be colonies of cyanobacteria , younger that is, Proterozoic fossils may be primordial forms of the eukaryote chlorophytes that is, green algae. One genus of stromatolite very common in the geologic record is Collenia. The earliest stromatolite of confirmed microbial origin dates to 2. The most widely supported explanation is that stromatolite builders fell victims to grazing creatures the Cambrian substrate revolution , implying that sufficiently complex organisms were common over 1 billion years ago.

Factors such as the chemistry of the environment may have been responsible for changes. Cyanobacteria as well as extremophile Gammaproteobacteria are thought to be largely responsible for increasing the amount of oxygen in the primeval earth’s atmosphere through their continuing photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria use water , carbon dioxide and sunlight to create their food. A layer of mucus often forms over mats of cyanobacterial cells.

In modern microbial mats, debris from the surrounding habitat can become trapped within the mucus, which can be cemented by the calcium carbonate to grow thin laminations of limestone. These laminations can accrete over time, resulting in the banded pattern common to stromatolites. The domal morphology of biological stromatolites is the result of the vertical growth necessary for the continued infiltration of sunlight to the organisms for photosynthesis.

The Dating Success Of Asian Women Is Due To White Obesity

Samuel Goodman Sam is just a regular, normal man who humbly requests: Please don’t shoot the messenger. One interesting effect of the obesity epidemic has been an increase in the desirability of Asian women.

This dish apparently saw the light of day before , in Noel Peter restaurant in Paris, where chef Fraisse commanded the cooking brigade after the dinner hour and just before closing, demanding and insisting that Peters serve them dinner.

Such a sophisticated ion probe, which can attain a high sensitivity at a high mass resolution, based on a double focusing high mass-resolution spectrometer, designed by Matsuda , was constructed at the Australian National University. Since its installation, our focus has been on the in-situ U—Pb dating of the mineral apatite, as well as zircon, which is a more common U-bearing mineral. In this paper, we review the methodology associated with in-situ apatite dating and our contribution to Earth and Planetary Science over the past 16 years.

Since the monumental studies reported in , 1 an enormous amount of work related to the Pb—Pb dating of meteorites has been reported via the use of TIMS Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry. After this, following cleaning with ethanol, to minimize surface contaminating Pb, the thin section was gold-coated to prevent a charge from developing on the sample surface during SHRIMP analyses.

An important final step before the actual analysis, involves rastering the primary ion beam over the entire sample surface for 3 min in order to remove any remaining possible contaminants. The positive secondary ions were thereby extracted and detected on a single electron multiplier by peak switching. A similar equation also describes the U—Pb secondary ion emission data from other minerals such as monazite, titanite, baddeleyite, rutile.

The relationship can be determined empirically as being dominated by a near-quadratic component. Moreover, it should be noted that it would be a demerit where only one or two in some cases age information data sets from a number of apatite grains are obtained by an isochron method in comparison with the conventional calibration for zircon. The crucial advantages of this method are that it is not necessary to know the isotopic composition of common Pb in contrast to the conventional Concordia diagram, and that both U and U decay schemes are used simultaneously, yielding a smaller justifiable age uncertainty for the case of U—Pb systematics.

In this case, both the upper and lower intercept ages are geologically valid, corresponding to a formation age and an alteration age, respectively. Although the upper intercept age is not a geological age in case II, the lower intercept ages are geochronologically valid in both cases I and II.


Radiometric dating In , shortly after the discovery of radioactivity , the American chemist Bertram Boltwood suggested that lead is one of the disintegration products of uranium, in which case the older a uranium-bearing mineral the greater should be its proportional part of lead. Analyzing specimens whose relative geologic ages were known, Boltwood found that the ratio of lead to uranium did indeed increase with age. After estimating the rate of this radioactive change, he calculated that the absolute ages of his specimens ranged from million to 2.

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By Nathaniel Scharping December 5, 1: The legendary Egyptian pharaoh was found last year to have been buried with a dagger forged from a meteorite , a truly cosmic artifact fit for a king. The imaging technology allows for non-destructive scans, important for examining priceless archaeological artifacts. The scanner picks apart the composition of an object, and Jambon could then determine what kinds of elements are present.

He was looking to see if the iron artifacts also contained nickel and cobalt, a strong sign that they were of extraterrestrial origin. Jambon examined beads from Egypt, a dagger from Turkey, a pendant and axe from Syria and artifacts from China. Though they all came from different places, the levels of nickel and the ratio of iron to cobalt indicated that the metal for each and every one came from space.

From Stone to Iron The find, published Monday in the Journal of Archaeological Science, adds weight to theories about the general progression of technological development that occurred in ancient societies.

U-Pb (SHRIMP II) age of baddeleyite as a dating method for carbonatite massifs

Funding Information Abstract Dehydrated fluid from a subducting cold slab is considered to cause deep focused earthquakes and island-arc volcanism. The Sanbagawa high P—T metamorphic rocks have been considered as typical cold oceanic material subducted during the Cretaceous. However, we have discovered an eclogite outcrop exhibiting partial melting texture in the Sanbagawa metamorphic belt, central Shikoku, Japan.

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Bill Compston , [1] trying to build an ion microprobe at the Research School of Earth Sciences of the Australian National University that exceeded the sensitivity and resolution of ion probes available at the time in order to analyse individual mineral grains. The first successful geological applications occurred in Narryer in Western Australia [5] and then later at the nearby Jack Hills. Growing interest from commercial companies and other academic research groups, notably Prof.

Further advances in design have also led to multiple ion collection systems already introduced in the market by a French company years before , negative-ion stable isotope measurements and on-going work in developing a dedicated instrument for light stable isotopes. SHRIMP is an important tool for understanding early Earth history having analysed some of the oldest terrestrial material including the Acasta Gneiss [17] [18] and further extending the age of zircons from the Jack Hills.

More recent uses include the determination of Ordovician sea surface temperature , [22] the timing of snowball Earth events [23] and development of stable isotope techniques. After Figure 4, Williams, The ions are extracted from the plasma and accelerated at 10 kV. Three quadrupole lenses focus the secondary ions onto a source slit and the design aims to maximise transmission of ions rather than preserving an ion image unlike other ion probe designs. A mechanically-operated slit provides fine-tuning of the energy spectrum transmitted into the magnetic sector [27] and an electrostatic quadrupole lens is used to reduce aberrations in transmitting the ions to the magnetic sector.

Essentially, the path of a less massive ion will have a greater curvature through the magnetic field than the path of a more massive ion.

Sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe

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Photo’s The Legend In , Franco Pignataro had the good fortune to meet and fall in love with a beautiful lady from Acitrezza, Sicily. This caused a wonderful series of events that led to the founding of Franco’s Real Italian Restaurant. The beautiful lady, Domenica, decided that she preferred the dashing Carabinieri over her Royal suitors and declared he would be her husband. Franco and Domenica were married one month after meeting in one of Sicily’s most famous churches. Shortly thereafter, the couple made the long journey to the United States in pursuit of the great American Dream.

Sea sickness short circuited this career move by Franco and led to some serious decisions. Franco was challenged by his lack of experience with English and this helped him make his next career move.