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Separation of U, Pb, Lu, and Hf from single zircons for combined U-Pb dating and Hf isotope measurements by TIMS and MC-ICPMS

Nebel-Jacobsen, Yona; Scherer, Erik E; Munker, Carsten; Mezger, Klaus


The U-Pb system has long been used to precisely date zircons because the high U-to-common-Pb ratio in zircon produces very radiogenic Pb isotope compositions over time. In contrast to U/Pb, zircon has very low Lu/Hf and therefore unradiogenic Hf, making this mineral ideally suited for determining the initial Hf composition of its original host rock. A new chemical separation technique presented here enables the determination of both U-Pb age and initial Hf isotope composition of individual...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Chemical Geology
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2005.03.009


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