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A clastic sedimentary rock is made up of older rock and mineral fragments, and when the rock forms it is almost certain that all of the fragments already have daughter isotopes in them.
Furthermore, in almost all cases, the fragments have come from a range of source rocks that all formed at different times.
The red-blue bars represent 40K and the green-yellow bars represent 40Ar.
[SE] In order to use the K-Ar dating technique, we need to have an igneous or metamorphic rock that includes a potassium-bearing mineral.
Radiocarbon dating can be used on sediments or sedimentary rocks that contain carbon, but it cannot be used on materials older than about 60 ka.
K proportion of 0.95, which is equivalent to an age of approximately 96 Ma.
The universe is full of naturally occurring radioactive elements.
The sample must be analyzed using a very sensitive mass-spectrometer, which can detect the differences between the masses of atoms, and can therefore distinguish between Ar in the case of the K-Ar method).
Scientists date igneous rock using elements that are slow to decay, such as uranium and potassium.
By dating these surrounding layers, they can figure out the youngest and oldest that the fossil might be; this is known as "bracketing" the age of the sedimentary layer in which the fossils occur.
One good example is granite, which normally has some potassium feldspar (Figure 8.15).
Feldspar does not have any argon in it when it forms.
An example is shown in Figure 8.16; radiocarbon dates from wood fragments in glacial sediments have been used to estimate the time of the last glacial advance along the Strait of Georgia.