Inclusions rock dating
In addition to water samples, the system is designed to accommodate rock samples for fluid inclusion and crystal lattice analysis.The "rock line" is outfitted with a rock crusher and a furnace where the samples can be crushed or heated to release gases.The system is held under high-vacuum by either a rough pump, or a turbo pump depending on the application.
It has been noted that xenoliths in certain Hawaiian volcanics contain fluid inclusions which show evidence of formation at depth.
From the beginning of this course, we have stated that the Earth is about 4.6 billion years old.
How do we know this and how do we know the ages of other events in Earth history?
In order to establish this dating method in this application an attempt has been made to trace the sources of the anomalies.
To illustrate these efforts, dating results from a rhyodacite of Mauna Kuwale, Oahu, Hawaii, are reported.