In situ carbonate U–Pb geochronology
In situ carbonate U–Pb geochronology
Editor(s): Perach Nuriel (University of Geneva, Switzerland), Catherine Mottram (University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom), Nick Roberts (NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, United Kingdom), Axel Gerdes (Goethe Unversity Frankfurt, Germany), and Klaus Mezger (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Recent advances in laser ablation carbonate U–Pb geochronology have opened up the possibilities for providing timing constraints on a range of previously “undateable” geological materials and processes. This special issue focuses on recent methodological developments in carbonate geochronology and aims to summarise the status quo in this rapidly developing field. The special issue will cover subjects through the entire workflow, including: sample selection and preparation, imaging techniques, instrumentation and protocols, carbonate reference materials, data reduction and corrections, and age interpretation. The special issue will aim at providing the best practice to date and will discuss future opportunities and challenges in this new field.

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26 May 2021
Towards in situ U–Pb dating of dolomite
Bar Elisha, Perach Nuriel, Andrew Kylander-Clark, and Ram Weinberger
Geochronology, 3, 337–349,,, 2021
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16 Feb 2021
Tools for uranium characterization in carbonate samples: case studies of natural U–Pb geochronology reference materials
E. Troy Rasbury, Theodore M. Present, Paul Northrup, Ryan V. Tappero, Antonio Lanzirotti, Jennifer M. Cole, Kathleen M. Wooton, and Kevin Hatton
Geochronology, 3, 103–122,,, 2021
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03 Feb 2021
Direct U–Pb dating of carbonates from micron-scale femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry images using robust regression
Guilhem Hoareau, Fanny Claverie, Christophe Pecheyran, Christian Paroissin, Pierre-Alexandre Grignard, Geoffrey Motte, Olivier Chailan, and Jean-Pierre Girard
Geochronology, 3, 67–87,,, 2021
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14 Jan 2021
The use of ASH-15 flowstone as a matrix-matched reference material for laser-ablation U − Pb geochronology of calcite
Perach Nuriel, Jörn-Frederik Wotzlaw, Maria Ovtcharova, Anton Vaks, Ciprian Stremtan, Martin Šala, Nick M. W. Roberts, and Andrew R. C. Kylander-Clark
Geochronology, 3, 35–47,,, 2021
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23 Nov 2020
Expanding the limits of laser-ablation U–Pb calcite geochronology
Andrew R. C. Kylander-Clark
Geochronology, 2, 343–354,,, 2020
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30 Jun 2020
Evaluating the reliability of U–Pb laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) carbonate geochronology: matrix issues and a potential calcite validation reference material
Marcel Guillong, Jörn-Frederik Wotzlaw, Nathan Looser, and Oscar Laurent
Geochronology, 2, 155–167,,, 2020
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09 Apr 2020
Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) U–Pb carbonate geochronology: strategies, progress, and limitations
Nick M. W. Roberts, Kerstin Drost, Matthew S. A. Horstwood, Daniel J. Condon, David Chew, Henrik Drake, Antoni E. Milodowski, Noah M. McLean, Andrew J. Smye, Richard J. Walker, Richard Haslam, Keith Hodson, Jonathan Imber, Nicolas Beaudoin, and Jack K. Lee
Geochronology, 2, 33–61,,, 2020
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05 Dec 2019
Exploring the advantages and limitations of in situ U–Pb carbonate geochronology using speleothems
Jon Woodhead and Joseph Petrus
Geochronology, 1, 69–84,,, 2019
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