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Geochronology: Linking the Isotopic Record with Petrology and Textures

Series: Geological Society Special Publications Volume: 220

Edited By: D Vance, W Müller and IM Villa

272 pages, Figs, tabs

Geological Society

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #152075 | ISBN: 1862391467
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Isotope geochemistry has produced many technical developments in the past decade or so that have revolutionized the potential information available on the tectonics of metamorphic belts from geochronology. These include the ability to date minerals and rocks on small spatial scales - scales that at last approach those from which other types of information - structural and petrological - are obtained. However, interpreting the new data, and their integration with the other datasets available, is not straightforward and requires careful chemical and textural observations that go hand-in-hand with the geochronology. The increasing realization of the importance of this approach has led to a number of symposia at international conferences devoted to this topic in recent years. The set of papers in this book emanates from one such symposium and describes recent progress in integrating this new information with other datasets from metamorphic petrology on a mineral and sub-mineral scale.

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