Chemical Age Dating of Hydrocarbon Migration Using Uraniferous Bitumens, Czech-Polish Border Region

  • J. Parnell
Part of the Special Publication of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits book series (MINERAL DEPOS., volume 9)


Uraniferous bitumens from Permian rocks at Vrchlabi, Czechoslavakia, contain abundant inclusions of uraninite and also inclusions of gersdorffite. The uraninite consistently contains radiogenic lead which does not appear to have been mobilized and redistributed. Chemical age dating of large uraninite crystals yields Jurassic ages which are interpreted to represent the date of hydrocarbon migration into the rocks.


Source Rock Black Shale Hydrocarbon Generation Bohemian Massif Permian Rock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Parnell
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  1. 1.School of GeosciencesQueen’s University of BelfastBelfastUK

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