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U-Series Ages of Young Tengchong Volcanoes, Southeast Tibetan Plateau

Zou H, Guo Z, Peng Y, Schmitt A, Fan Q, Zhao Y & Ma M

Zou H, Guo Z, Peng Y, Schmitt A, Fan Q, Zhao Y & Ma M (2020) Goldschmidt Abstracts, 2020 3234

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Haibo Zou
Zipei Guo
Yang Peng
Axel K. Schmitt View all 4 abstracts at Goldschmidt2020
Qicheng Fan
Yongwei Zhao
Mingjia Ma

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Submitted by Lucy McGee on
Hi Haibo - nice to e-meet you and excited to see some U-Th-Ra data being presented. I have some questions about your U-series data. You have quite substantial Ra excesses in the whole rock data, but I noticed your WR data point on your zircon plots is on the equiline for U-Th. Do you have any idea why that might be? We saw the same thing in our dataset from Montserrat (U-Th in equilibrium but Ra excesses present). Also, I get that the blue model line on your Ra/Th vs Th/U plot is the maximum age based on the half life of Ra but I didn't quite get where the red model line was from. Thanks! Lucy


Submitted by Haibo Zou on
Thanks Lucy! Good questions. The whole rocks have 4 to 11% 230Th excesses. Because of the large range with zircon U-Th data and relatively small 230Th excesses, the whole rocks seem to plot on the equiline. The red line assumes initial (226Ra/230Th) ratio of 3.5. Hope that I answered your questions.


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