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Research article
02 Feb 2023
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2023

Potential impacts of chemical weathering on feldspar luminescence dating properties

Melanie Bartz, Jasquelin Peña, Stéphanie Grand, and Georgina E. King

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Chemical weathering alters the chemical composition of mineral grains, and it follows that luminescence dating signals may also be progressively modified. We artificially weathered feldspar samples under different chemical conditions to understand the effect of feldspar partial dissolution on their luminescence properties. Only minor changes were observed on luminescence dating properties, implying that chemical alteration of feldspar surfaces may not affect luminescence dating signals.