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Project Overview

Project Number
M0376
Total Grant Value
$120,000
Project Theme
Mineral Systems
Project Period
2005 - 2006

Summary

With the aim of unravelling the stratigraphic and structural development of “late basin” depositional systems in the eastern Yilgarn Craton, this project undertook a new U-Pb age-dating technique for detrital zircons.

The method successfully yielded dates more cheaply and as much as ten times faster than SHRIMP dating, which in turn led the researchers to a dramatically revised interpretation of how the late basins developed.

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