News tagged with zircon

Lead hokes the age

Rocks do not lose their memory across Earth history, but their true ages might be distorted: Even under ultra-high temperature metamorphic conditions exceeding 1200°C, zircon retains the lead content accumulated during radioactive ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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How much magma is hiding beneath our feet?

Molten rock (or magma) has a strong influence on our planet and its inhabitants, causing destructive volcanic eruptions and generating some of the giant mineral deposits. Our understanding of these phenomena is, however, ...

dateJul 23, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Curtin geologists make a 'shocking' discovery

Research led by Curtin University geologists has uncovered a wealth of new evidence in the mineral zircon from lunar rock samples recovered during NASA’s Apollo missions, revealing indisputable proof of meteorite collisions ...

dateJan 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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