Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
Geochronology, 3, 59–65, 2021
Geochronology, 3, 59–65, 2021

Short communication/technical note 20 Jan 2021

Short communication/technical note | 20 Jan 2021

Technical note: LA–ICP-MS U–Pb dating of unetched and etched apatites

Fanis Abdullin et al.

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Cited articles

Abdullin, F., Solé, J., and Solari, L.: Datación mediante trazas de fisión y análisis multielemental con LA-ICP-MS del fluorapatito de Cerro de Mercado (Durango, México), Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 31, 395–406, 2014. 
Abdullin, F., Solé, J., Meneses-Rocha, J. D. J., Solari, L., Shchepetilnikova, V., and Ortega-Obregón, C.: LA-ICP-MS-based apatite fission track dating of the Todos Santos Formation sandstones from the Sierra de Chiapas (SE Mexico) and its tectonic significance, Int. Geol. Rev., 58, 32–48,, 2016. 
Abdullin, F., Solari, L., Ortega-Obregón, C., and Solé, J.: New fission-track results from the northern Chiapas Massif area, SE Mexico: trying to reconstruct its complex thermo-tectonic history, Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, 35, 79–92,, 2018. 
Bonilla, A., Franco, J. A., Cramer, T., Poujol, M., Cogné, N., Nachtergaele, S., and De Grave, J.: Apatite LA-ICP-MS U–Pb and fission-track geochronology of the Caño Viejita gabbro in E-Colombia: Evidence for Grenvillian intraplate rifting and Jurassic exhumation in the NW Amazonian Craton, J. S. Am. Earth Sci., 98, 102438,, 2020. 
Chew, D. M. and Donelick, R. A.: Combined apatite fission track and U-Pb dating by LA-ICP-MS and its application in apatite provenance analysis, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Short Course, 42, 219–247, 2012. 
Short summary
Unetched and etched apatite grains from five samples were dated by U–Pb method using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Our experiment indicates that etching needed for apatite fission track dating has insignificant effects on obtaining accurate U–Pb ages; thus, the laser ablation-based technique may be used for apatite fission track and U–Pb double dating.