laser-ablation split-stream (LASS), petrochronology, metamorphic, geology
Discussion of a new, innovative method for dating rocks, called laser ablation split stream (LASS) petrochronology, which is an in situ method that couples geochronological and geochemical data of minerals that remain in the rock matrix. The talk focuses on the application of this technique with U-Th-Pb dating of the phosphate minerals monazite and xenotine in metamorphic rocks. Examples from the Ruby Range in southwestern Montana and metamorphic core complexes in the northern Idaho panhandle will be explored.
Baldwin, Ph.D., Julia, "The Application of Laser-Ablation Split-Stream ICP Petrochronology to Metamorphic Studies" (2013). Public Lecture Series. 6.