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He-Pb double dating of detrital zircons from the Ganges and Indus Rivers: Implication for quantifying sediment recycling and provenance studies

Campbell, Ian; Reiners, Peter; Allen, Charlotte M; Nicolescu, Stefan; Upadhyay, Rajeev

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He-Pb double dating of detrital zircons is more reliable than conventional U-Pb dating for tracing the source of detritus in sediments and can be used to constrain the percentage of recycled material in sediments. Conventional U-Pb dating can be used to constrain the provenance of sediments if the U-Pb zircon age pattern for potential source regions is known but can only be used to trace the source of individual zircons if they are first-cycle grains. The advantages of He-Pb double dating are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80526
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.06.043

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