Rubidium strontium age dating
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Most people believe that when the different radioisotope dating methods are used on the same rock unit they all yield the same age.However, the radioisotope dating of these Grand Canyon rocks clearly demonstrates that the disagreement, or isochron discordance, is pronounced.
These discordant results could easily be dismissed as an isolated aberration, perhaps due to the uncertain effects of metamorphism and any subsequent alteration, especially during erosion and weathering.
Yet the discordance patterns are consistent with past accelerated radioisotope decay, which would also render these "clocks" useless.
Thus there is no reliable evidence to dispute that these metamorphosed basalt lava flows deep in Grand Canyon date back to the Creation Week only thousands of years ago.
However, they are confirmation of the repeated failure of all the radioisotope "dating" methods to successfully date Grand Canyon rocks.
but tenuous "explanations" are given to account for the anomalous amounts of daughter products, and avoid the inescapable conclusion that the radioisotope methods simply do not yield reliable absolute ages.
The computer program Isoplot was used to plot isochrons and calculate isochron ages from the other radioisotope analyses.
The best isochron plots, where all the variation from the line of best fit to the data incorporates all the analytical errors, yielded an Rb-Sr isochron age of 1240±84 Ma, an Sm-Nd isochron age of 1655±40 Ma, and a Pb-Pb isochron age of 1883±53 Ma.The strontium (Sr) isotope method can be a powerful tool in studies of chemical weathering and soil genesis, cation provenance and mobility, and the chronostratigraphic correlation of marine sediments.It is a sensitive geochemical tracer, applicable to large-scale ecosystem studies as well as to centimeter-scaled examination of cation mobility within a soil profile.Metamorphic rocks are not always easy to date using radio-isotopes.Results obtained usually signify the "date" of the metamorphism, but they may also yield the "age" of the original volcanic (or sedimentary) rock.Yet the RATE research has uncovered much evidence, including the patterns of these discordances between the "dates" from the different radioisotope systems, For example, if accelerated radioisotope decay occurred, then alpha-decaying radioisotopes would yield older isochron "ages" than beta-decaying radioisotopes, which is exactly the pattern in the Brahma amphibolites (see diagram above).