Chemical Dating Methods

  • Mebus A. Geyh
  • Helmut Schleicher

Abstract

Chemical age determinations are based primarily on the assumption of reaction rates (diffusion, exchange, oxidation, hydration, etc.) that are at least nearly constant. The age is estimated from the initial and end concentrations of suitable reactants or products.

Keywords

Clay Hydration Shale Proline Radionuclide 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mebus A. Geyh
    • 1
  • Helmut Schleicher
    • 2
  1. 1.Niedersächsisches Landesamt für Bodenforschung Alfred-Bentz-HausHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Mineralogisch-petrographisches InstitutUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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