Rubidium-strontium chronology and chemistry of lunar material

William Compston, Pieter A. Arriens, Michael J. Vernon, Bruce W. Chappell

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Igneous lunar rocks divide into two chemical types, probably representing two rock units. They form separate close groups on the isochron diagram; no total rock age is valid unless the rocks are cogenetic. Mineral isochrons prove that one type has an age of 3.80 ± 0.11 billion years, equal to the line joining total-rock groups, and the initial ratio of strontium-87 to strontium-86 of both types is close to 0.6994. Soil and breccias chemically resemble a mixture of the two igneous types, with a superimposed variation of mineral components, plus a small transferred component rich in nickel, copper, zinc, and possibly strontium-87.

LanguageEnglish
Pages474-476
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume167
Issue number3918
Publication statusPublished - 1970

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Compston, W., Arriens, P. A., Vernon, M. J., & Chappell, B. W. (1970). Rubidium-strontium chronology and chemistry of lunar material. Unknown Journal, 167(3918), 474-476.
Compston, William ; Arriens, Pieter A. ; Vernon, Michael J. ; Chappell, Bruce W. / Rubidium-strontium chronology and chemistry of lunar material. In: Unknown Journal. 1970 ; Vol. 167, No. 3918. pp. 474-476.
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In: Unknown Journal, Vol. 167, No. 3918, 1970, p. 474-476.

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Compston W, Arriens PA, Vernon MJ, Chappell BW. Rubidium-strontium chronology and chemistry of lunar material. Unknown Journal. 1970;167(3918):474-476.