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The contribution of geochronology to understanding the paleozoic geological history of Australia

Williams, Ian; Pulford, Anna


From the viewpoint of isotope geochronology, studies of the Paleozoic geological history of Australia can be divided into three main eras: (i) the era of stratigraphy, when the ages of igneous and metamorphic events were inferred primarily from stratigraphic relationships; (ii) the era of K-Ar and Rb-Sr, when the broad time frame of many of the main thermal events was mapped out; and (iii) the era of SHRIMP, when U-Pb microanalysis, in combination with techniques such as Ar-Ar, Sm-Nd and Lu-Hf,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120090802097401


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