Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Geochronology, 3, 103–122, 2021

Special issue: In situ carbonate U–Pb geochronology

Geochronology, 3, 103–122, 2021

Research article 16 Feb 2021

Research article | 16 Feb 2021

Tools for uranium characterization in carbonate samples: case studies of natural U–Pb geochronology reference materials

E. Troy Rasbury et al.

Data sets

U-Pb and Sr isotope data for Rasbury Carbonate Characterization paper in Geochronology E. T. Rasbury et al.

Short summary
We characterize three natural carbonate samples with elevated uranium/lead (U/Pb) ratios to demonstrate techniques improving the understanding of U incorporation in carbonates for U/Pb dating. With the rapidly accelerating application of laser ablation analyses, there is a great need for well-characterized reference materials that can serve multiple functions. Strontium (Sr) isotope analyses and U XANES demonstrate that these samples could be used as reference materials.