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Unraveling the evolution of chondrite parent asteroids by precise U-Pb dating and thermal modeling

Amelin, Yuri; Ghosh, Amitabha; Rotenberg, E

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U-Th-Pb isotopic data are reported for mineral fractions, individual chondrules and fractions of chondrule fragments from the equilibrated ordinary chondrite Richardton (H5). Chondrules and milligram-sized fractions of pyroxene-rich chondrule fragments contain highly radiogenic Pb and concordant or nearly concordant U-Th-Pb isotopic systems, and are suitable for precise Pb-Pb age determinations. Olivine and sulfide have low U concentrations and contain less radiogenic Pb. The ages of individual...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorAmelin, Yuri
dc.contributor.authorGhosh, Amitabha
dc.contributor.authorRotenberg, E
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:40:02Z
dc.identifier.issn1872-9533
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/36330
dc.description.abstractU-Th-Pb isotopic data are reported for mineral fractions, individual chondrules and fractions of chondrule fragments from the equilibrated ordinary chondrite Richardton (H5). Chondrules and milligram-sized fractions of pyroxene-rich chondrule fragments contain highly radiogenic Pb and concordant or nearly concordant U-Th-Pb isotopic systems, and are suitable for precise Pb-Pb age determinations. Olivine and sulfide have low U concentrations and contain less radiogenic Pb. The ages of individual chondrules, pyroxene-rich and phosphate fractions are determined using U-Pb and Pb-Pb isochron and model date calculations. The Pb-Pb isochron date of 4562.7 ± 1.7 Ma of the Richardton chondrules and chondrule fragments is resolved from the Pb-Pb isochron date of 4550.7 ± 2.6 Ma obtained from multiple phosphate fractions. Possible biases of the isochron dates due to single-stage approximation of multi-stage evolution, contamination with modern common Pb, and disturbance to the system by reheating, are examined and are found to be insignificant. The chondrule and phosphate dates are interpreted as the timing of cessation of Pb diffusion during cooling following metamorphism in chondrite parent bodies. The difference in estimated closure temperatures, ∼950-1150 K for pyroxenes, and 700-800 K for phosphates (temperature estimates are based on published diffusion rates for Pb in pyroxenes and apatite), allows evaluation of the average cooling rate at 26 ± 13 K/million years for the Richardton parent body over the period of 4563-4551 my. Thermal modeling of the H-chondrite parent body (which is assumed to be asteroid 6 Hebe, heated by decay of26Al) suggests a scenario in which accretion initiated at 1.7 m.y. after formation of calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions and continued for 3.5 m.y.
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Ltd
dc.sourceGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
dc.subjectKeywords: asteroid; chondrite; meteorite; parent body; uranium series dating
dc.titleUnraveling the evolution of chondrite parent asteroids by precise U-Pb dating and thermal modeling
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume69
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor020108 - Planetary Science (excl. Extraterrestrial Geology)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4047674xPUB135
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationAmelin, Yuri, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGhosh, Amitabha, University of Tennessee
local.contributor.affiliationRotenberg, E, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage505
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage518
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.gca.2004.05.047
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:20:16Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-13144273074
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