Radiometric dating corals

Alan Feuerbacher Geological dating methods have long been a thorn in the Society's collective side.

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This section establishes that geological dating methods are reasonably accurate, and just as important, are consistent with one another.

Radioisotope dating of fossil beds and geological events points to an explosion of life at the beginning of the Cambrian period about 600 million years ago.

ANSTO can provide information used to establish chronological scales (dating) and for environmental monitoring (tracing).

Such information is useful for studies ranging from dating an archaeological artefact or forensic evidence to climate studies using ancient air trapped in glaciers and even for establishing the viability of a potential source of groundwater.

ANSTO's ability to analyse your samples for long-lived, naturally-occurring radioisotopes opens up a huge range of dating and tracing applications.

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