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Published by way of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

booklet of this monograph will coincide, to a precision of some consistent with mil, with the centenary of Henri Becquerel's discovery of "radiations actives" (C. R. Acad. Sci., Feb. 24, 1896). In 1896 the Earth was once purely forty million years outdated based on Lord Kelvin. 11 years later, Boltwood had driven the Earth's age earlier 2000 million years, according to the 1st U/Pb chemical relationship effects. In interesting development got here discovery of isotopes by way of J. J. Thomson in 1912, invention of the mass spectrometer by means of Dempster (1918) and Aston (1919), the 1st size of the isotopic composition of Pb (Aston, 1927) and the ultimate strategy, utilizing Pb-Pb isotopic relationship, to the proper age of the Earth: close-2.9 Ga (Gerling, 1942), closer-3.0 Ga (Holmes, 1949) and closest-4.50 Ga (Patterson, Tilton and Inghram, 1953).

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AndG. Wasserburg, Thepresence of 1ø7pd inthe early solar system. Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf XXI, 184-185, 1990b. , andG. J. Wasserburg, ThePd-Agsystematics in chondritesandmesosiderites. Conf XXII, 199-200, 1991. Wasserburg, A comparison between 1ø7pd and 53Mn chronometers insome meteorites. Conf XXVI, in press,1995. , andE. Lunar Planet. ConfXXI,258259, 1990. Dews,J. , andR. S. J. Geophys. ,71, 30693081, 1966. Floran,R. , Silicatepetrography, classification, andtheoriginof the mesosiderites: Review and new observations.

AndG. Wasserburg, Thepresence of 1ø7pd inthe early solar system. Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf XXI, 184-185, 1990b. , andG. J. Wasserburg, ThePd-Agsystematics in chondritesandmesosiderites. Conf XXII, 199-200, 1991. Wasserburg, A comparison between 1ø7pd and 53Mn chronometers insome meteorites. Conf XXVI, in press,1995. , andE. Lunar Planet. ConfXXI,258259, 1990. Dews,J. , andR. S. J. Geophys. ,71, 30693081, 1966. Floran,R. , Silicatepetrography, classification, andtheoriginof the mesosiderites: Review and new observations.

Cosmogenic and was producedafter the Ar systemwas reset due to the shock event. 4. 2 Noblegascompositions in the Y-75097,104 The resultof noble gas analysesfor Y-75097, 104 are summarizedin Table 2 and abundance patternsare shown in Figure4. As revealedfromthe isotopicratios,He and Ne are mostlycosmogenicand trappedcomponentsare conjectured to havebeendegassed duringthe shockeffect. 39Arages arealso included inTable 1. Theagespectrum40Ar/36Arand 38Ar/36Arratiosalsoindicatethat Ar andthe40Ar/36Ar-39Ar/36Ar plotareshown inFigure 2.

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