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This corrected ratio claims the corrected age ought to be practically zero since Pb 206 /Pb 207 = 21.5 for contemporary lead that is radiogenic. (117, p. 36)

This corrected ratio claims the corrected age ought to be practically zero since Pb 206 /Pb 207 = 21.5 for contemporary lead that is radiogenic. (117, p. 36)

Although Cook’s (28) logic may, superficially, appear reasonable and simple, it is suffering from a few severe flaws that are fundamental. First, 204 Pb is certainly not missing into the Katanga examples; it merely had not been calculated! In the report, Nier (100) states:

Really, in 20 of this 21 examples investigated the actual quantity of typical lead is really small this 1 do not need to just just simply take account associated with the variants with its composition. In a quantity of samples where in actuality the abundance of 204 Pb ended up being suprisingly low no attempt ended up being built to measure the number of it since the determination will be of no specific value. (100, p. 156)

Evidently, neither Cook (28), Morris (92), nor Slusher (117) bothered to see Nier’s (100) complete report and erroneously interpreted the dash for 204 Pb in Faul’s (46) tabulation as “zero, ” whenever, in fact, this means “not calculated. ”

2nd, the neutron-capture cross sections for 206 Pb and 207 Pb are not equal, as Cook (28) assumes,

But vary by one factor of 24 (0.03 barns for 206 Pb, 0.72 barns for 207 Pb ‡ ). This discrepancy has a effect that is significant the outcomes of Cook’s (28) calculation. Dining dining Table 5 compares the results regarding the three ways of age calculation — the proper technique, Cook ’s (28) technique, and Cook’s technique aided by the correct nuclear cross sections — utilising the presently accepted most useful values for the uranium decay price and abundance constants. The perfect age that is radiometric, needless to say, the medical value of 622 million years. Whenever Cook’s (28) calculation is completed with appropriate allowance for the unequal neutron-capture cross sections of 206 Pb and 207 Pb, the ensuing determined age is clearly more than the systematic value, so whether or not such neutron reactions had happened, the result is the other of that reported by Cook (28). Note also that even Cook’s (28) wrong calculation results in a chronilogical age of 70 million years, maybe maybe perhaps not “practically zero” as asserted by Slusher (117).

Dining Table 5: contrast of 206Pb/207Pb Age Calculations for the Katanga Uranium Ores, Using the typical Values from Cook (28) together with contemporary Decay prices and Abundance Constants

Method 206 Pb/ 207 Pb Age (million years)
Scientific 16.53 622
Cook (28) 21.1 70
Cook’s (28) calculationdone correctly † 16.38

The problem that is third Cook’s idea is the fact that you can find way too few free neutrons obtainable in nature, even yet in uranium ores, to cause significant results. This particular fact is easily recognized by Cook:

Regardless of proof that the neutron flux is just a millionth because big as it must be to account fully for appreciable (letter, ) impacts, there are lots of well documented examples that appear to show the fact for this scheme. (28, p. 54)

The examples are, needless to say, those from Katanga and Martin Lake.

Therefore Cook’s (28) idea and calculations, enthusiastically endorsed by Morris (92) and Slusher (117), depend on information that don’t exist as they are, in addition, fatally flawed by demonstrably assumptions that are false.

1 a separated system is certainly one in which neither matter nor power enters or leaves. A system that is closed one in which only matter neither enters nor leaves. A method that’s not closed is definitely a system that is open. A “system” might be of any size, including very little (like a mineral grain) or huge (such as the whole world). For radiometric dating the machine, often a stone or some particular mineral grains, need just be closed to your parent and child isotopes.

2 around one percent regarding the Earth’s environment is argon, of which 99.6 per cent is 40 Ar.

3 These paths will soon be at an angle of 45° in the event that scales from the ordinate and abscissa are identical.

4 The 40 Ar/ 39 Ar strategy is a variation that is analytical of dating. The legitimacy of many years acquired by this method may be confirmed through the information alone in a way analogous to your Rb-Sr isochron technique discussed above. To learn more about 40 Ar/ 39 Ar dating, see Dalrymple (32).

5 enhanced constants had been adopted global in 1976 (124).

6 halos that are pleochroic bands of discolored areas around radioactive inclusions in certain minerals. The discoloration is due to radiation injury to the crystals by subatomic particles. The radii among these bands are proportional towards the energies associated with the particles.

7 A nuclear effect cross section, indicated in units of area (barns), is just a dimension associated with the likelihood that the particle at issue will penetrate the nucleus of this target isotope and result in the response at issue.

8 The values and equation actually give outcome of 21.3. Cook published outcome of 21.1. I have tried personally Cook’s result for consistency.

‡ Note by Jon Fleming, 2005: Dalrymple doesn’t supply a guide for their cross section values. They’re not dramatically distinct from contemporary values, for instance the 26.6±1.2 mb for 206 Pb and 610±30 mb for 207 Pb reported in J. C. Blackmon, S. Raman, J. K. Dickens, R. M. Lindstrom, R. L. Paul, J. E. Lynn, “Thermal-neutron capture by 208 Pb”, bodily Review C v65 # 4 045801 (2002). Abstract (such as the quoted numbers) at http: //link., accessed 6, 2005 december.

† Note by Jon Fleming, 2005: Dalrymple will not provide the facts of their derivation. See “Addendum: Derivation regarding the Neutron response Correction Equation” for the derivation regarding the equation to which Dalrymple relates.

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