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Age of the Earth

Patterson, C. and Tilton, G. and Inghram, M. (1955) Age of the Earth. Science, 121 (3134). pp. 69-75. ISSN 0036-8075. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180511-125450174

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Abstract

A new method for estimating the age of the earth consists of calculating a Pb^207 / Pb^206 age from the observed differences between the isotropic composition of recent lead isolated from the surface of the earth where appreciable concentrations of uranium exist and the isotropic composition of lead isolated from iron meteorites where insignificant concentrations of uranium are found (1-3).


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Additional Information:© 1955 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. We discussed the essentials of this paper at a Conference on Application of Nuclear Processes to Geological Problems sponsored by the NSF and NRC, at Geneva, Wis., Sept. 1953. We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation and assistance by our colleagues, especially R. S. Cannon and G. J. Neuerburg of the U.S. Geological Survey and W. J. Blake of the California Institute of Technology. The portion of the work undertaken at the California Institute of Technology was supported by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, contract AT(11-1)-208.
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