Please wait a minute...
img img
Adv. Search
Advances in Earth Science  2006, Vol. 21 Issue (4): 372-382    DOI: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2006.04.0372
Articles     
A Review of Geochronology of U-bearing Accessory Minerals
Zhong Yufang, Ma Changqian
Faculty of Earth Sciences,State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources,China University of Geosciences,Wuhan 430074,China
Download:  PDF (189KB) 
Export:  BibTeX | EndNote (RIS)      
Abstract  

Over the past dacade, there have been many significant advances in the area of accessory mineral's geochronology, notably permitted by the development of imaging and in situ microanalytical dating techniques, which include isotopic dating technique and chemical Th-U-total Pb isochron method. The isotopic microanalytical dating techniques include ion microprobe and laser ablation micro-probe-inductively coupled plasma mass spetrometry. There are three kinds of  techniques to perform Th-U-total Pb isochron dating analyses, including electron probe X-ray microanalysis, proton-induced x-ray emission micro-probe and X-ray fluorescence  probe. The internal textural complexity can be revealed by means of cathodoluminescence(CL)or back-scattered electron (BSE)imaging, HF etching imaging and laser raman spectrometry. Zircon, monazite, xenolite, apatite, titanite, rutile and baddeleyite are usually used to U-Th-Pb dating. A review has been made on their applicabilities to geochronology (including each mineral’s superiority or limitation in U-Th-Pb dating, closure temperature). Methods of determining genesis of those minerals (such as zircon, monazite, xenolite, titanite )which usually show multiple generations in a single crystal have been introduced. In addition , some recent advances of geochronology and their geological applications have also been introduced. The accessible accessory minerals used for dating magma, metamorphism and deposition processes have been summed up. Besides,  the corresponding requirements , limitations and resoluble problems have been listed. Finally, Main advances in geochronology have been summarized. Viewpoints have been put forward that main problems should be dealt with to extract valuable chronological and genetic information locked in accessory minerals that are often used in petrographical study, mineral microtexture and or microchemical investigations, mechanisms of element mobility within crystals.

Key words:  In-situ microanalytical dating techniques      Accessory mineral      Geochronology.     
Received:  20 July 2005      Published:  15 April 2006
P57  
  P588  
Service
E-mail this article
Add to my bookshelf
Add to citation manager
E-mail Alert
RSS
Articles by authors

Cite this article: 

Zhong Yufang, Ma Changqian. A Review of Geochronology of U-bearing Accessory Minerals. Advances in Earth Science, 2006, 21(4): 372-382.

URL: 

http://www.adearth.ac.cn/EN/10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2006.04.0372     OR     http://www.adearth.ac.cn/EN/Y2006/V21/I4/372

[1] Poitrasson F, Hanchar J M, Schaltegger U. The current state of accessory mineral research[J]. Chemical Geology, 2002, 191:3-24.

[2] Cherniak D J, Hanchar J M, Watson E B. Diffusion of tetravalent cations in zircon[J]. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology,1997,127:383-390.

[3] Cherniak D J, Watson E B. Pb diffusion in zircon[J]. Chemical Geology ,2001, 172: 1 999-2 017.

[4] Ireland T R.Williams I S. Considerations in zircon geochronology by SIMS[J]. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, 2003,53:215-227.

[5] Wang Qinyan, Chen Nengsong, Liu Rong. Site-directed and in-situ dating microbeam techniques and crystal chemistry microanalysis fof U-Th-Pb bearing accessory minerals[J]. Geological Science and Technology Information, 2005,24(1):7-13.[王勤燕,陈能松,刘嵘.U-Th-Pb副矿物的原地原位测年微束分析方法比较与微区晶体化学研究[J].地质科技情报,2005,24(1):7-13.]

[6] Moser D E, Scott D J. Towards a more accurate U-Pb geochoronology[J]. Chemical Geology, 2000, 172:1-3.

[7] Ko ler J, Fonneland H, Sylvester P, et al. U Pb dating of detrital zircons for sediment provenance studies—A comparison of laser ablation ICPMS and SIMS techniques[J]. Chemical Geology, 2002,182: 605-618.

[8] Asami M, Suzuki K, Grew E S. Chemical Th-U-total Pb dating by electron microprobe analysis of monazite, xenotime and zircon from the Archean Napier Complex, East Antarctica: Evidence for ultra-high-temperature metamorphism at 2400 Ma [J]. Precambrian Research, 2002,114:249-275.

[9] French J E, Heaman L M, Chacko T. Feasibility of chemical U-Th-total Pb baddeleyite dating by electron microprobe[J]. Chemical Geology,2002,188: 85-104.

[10] Engi M, Cheburkin A K, Köppel V. Nondestructive chemical dating of young monazite using XRF1. Design of a mini-probe, age data for samples from the Central Alps, and comparison to U-Pb (TIMS) data[J]. Chemical Geology, 2002,191:225-241.

[11] Mazzoli C, Hanchar J M, DellaMea G, et al. μ-PIXE analysis of monazite for total U-Th-Pb age determination [J]. Nuclear In-struments in Physics Research B, 2002, 189: 394-399.

[12] Scherrer N C, Engi M, Berger A, et al. Nondestructive chemical dating of young monazite using XRF2. Context sensitive microanalysis and comparison with Th-Pb laser-ablation mass spectrometric data[J]. Chemical Geology, 2002,191: 243-255.

[13] Catlos, E J, Gilley L D, Harrison T M. Interpretation of monazite ages obtained via in situ analysis[J]. Chemical Geology, 2002,188:193-215.

[14] Corfu F, Hanchar J M, Hoskin P W O, et al. Atlas of Zircon Textures[C]Hanchar J M, Hoskin P W O, eds, Zircon. Mineralogical Society of America Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, 2003,53:469-495.

[15] Wu Yuanbao, Zheng Yongfei. Genesis of zircon and its constraints on interpretation of U-Pb age[J]. Chinese Science Bulletin,2004,49(15):1 554-1 569.[吴元保,郑永飞.锆石成因矿物学研究及其对 U-Pb 年龄解释的制约[J].科学通报,2004,49(16):1 589-1 604.]

[16] Hoskin P W O, Schaltegger U. The composition of zircon and ignous and metamorphic petrogenesis[J]. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, 2003,53:27-62.

[17] Zheng Yongfei, Wu Yuanbao, Chen Fukun, et al. Zircon U-Pb and oxygen isotope evidence for a large-scale 18O depletion event in igneous rocks during the Neoproterozoic[J]. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2004, 68:4 145-4 165.

[18] Belousova E A, Griffin W L, O'Reilly S Y, et al. Igneous zircon: Trace element composition as an indicator of source rock type [J]. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology,2002,143:602-622.

[19] Rubatto D. Zircon trace element geochemistry: Partitioning with garnet and the link between U-Pb ages and metamorphism[J]. Chemical Geology, 2002,184:123-138.

[20] Wu Yuanbao, Chen Daogong, Xia Qunke, et al. In-situ trace element analyses and Pb-Pb dating of zircons in granulite from Huangtuling, Dabieshan by LAM-ICP-MS[J]. Science in China(Series D),2003,46(11):1 161-1 170. [吴元保,陈道公,夏群科,.大别山黄土岭麻粒岩中锆石LAM-ICP-MS微区微量元素分析和Pb-Pb定年[J].中国科学:D,2003, 33(1):20-28.]

[21] Liati A, Gebauer D. Constraining the prograde and retrograde P-T-t of Eocene HP rocks by SHRIMP dating of different zircon domains: inferred rates of heating, burial, cooling and exhumation for central Rhodope, northern Greece[J]. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 1999, 135:340-354.

[22] Knudsen T-L, Griffin W L, Hartz E H, et al. In-situ hafnium and lead isotope analyses of detrital zircons from the Devonian sedimentary basin of NE Greenland: A record of repeated crustal reworking[J]. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology,2001, 141:83-94.

[23] Griffin W L, Belousova E A, Shee S R, et al. Archean crustal evolution in the northern Yilgarn Craton: U-Pb and Hf isotope evidence from detrial zircons[J]. Precambrian Research,2004,131:231-282.

[24] Veevers J J, Saeed A, Belousova E A, et al. U-Pb ages and source composition by Hf-isotope and trace-element analysis of detrital zircons in Permian sandstone and modern sand from southwestern Australia and a review of the paleogeographical and denudational history of the Yilgarn Craton[J]. Earth-Science Reviews,2005,68:245-279.

[25] Keay S, Steele D, Compston W. Identifying granite sources by SHRIMP U-Pb zircon geochronology:An application to the Lachlan foldbelt[J]. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology,1999,137:323-341.

[26] Rosa J D, Jenner G A, Cartro A. A study of inherited zircons in granitoid rocks from the south Portuguese and Ossa-morena Zones, Iberian Massif: Support for the exotic origin of the South Portuguese Zone[J]. Tectonophysics, 2002,353: 245-256.

[27] Zhu X K, O’Nions R K. Zonation of monazite in metamorphic rocks and its implications for high temperature thermochronology: A case study from the Lewisian terrain[J]. Earth and Planetary Science Letters,1999,171:209-220.

[28] Kohn M J, Malloy M A. Formation of monazite via prograde metamorphic reactions among common silicates: Implications for age determinations[J]. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2004,68(1):101-113.

[29] Foster G, Gibson D, Horstwood M, et al. Textural, chemical and isotopic insights into the nature and behaviour of metamorphic monazite[J]. Chemical Geology, 2002, 191:181-207.

[30] Zhang Hongfei, Harris N, Parrish R, et al. U-Pb ages of Kude and sajia leucogranites in Sajia dome from North Himalaya and their geological implications[J]. Chinese Science Bulletin,2004,49:2 087-2 092.

[31] Rasmussen B, Fletcher I R. Indirect dating of mafic intrusions by SHRIMP U-Pb analysis of monazite in contact metamorphosed shale:An example from the Palaeoproterozoic Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia[J]. Earth and Planetary Science Letters,2002,197:287-299.

[32] Rasmussen B. Radiometric dating of sedimentary rocks: The application of diagenetic xenotime geochronology[J]. Earth-Science Reviews,2005,68:197-243.

[33] McNaughton, N J, Rasmussen B, Fletcher I R. SHRIMP uranium-lead dating of diagenetic xenotime in siliciclastic sedimentary rocks[J]. Science, 1999,285:78-80.

[34] Kositcin N, McNaughton N J, Griffin B J, et al. Textural and geochemical discrimination between xenotime of  different origin in the Archaean Wit watersr and Basin, South Africa[J]. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2003, 67(4 ):709-731.

[35] Rasmussen B, Fletcher I R, McNaughton N J. Dating low-grade metamorphic events by SHRIMP U-Pb analysis of monazite in shales[J]. Geology, 2001,29:963-966.

[36] Dawson G C, Krapez B, Fletcher I R, et al. 1.2 Ga thermal metamorphism in the Albany-Fraser Orogen of Western Australia: Consequence of collision or regional heating by dyke swarms? [J]. Journal of the Geological Society of London, 2003,160:29-37.

[37] Simpson R L, Parrish R R, Searle M P, et al. Two episodes of monazite crystallization during metamorphism and crustal melting in the Everest region of the Nepalese Himalaya[J]. Geology, 2000, 28:403-406.

[38] Viskupic K, Hodges K V. Monazite-xenotime thermochronometry:Methodology and an example from the Nepalese Himalaya[J]. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 2001,141:233-247.

[39] Petersson J, Whitehouse M J, Eliasson T. Ion microprobe U-Pb dating of hydrothermal xenotime from an episyenite: Evidence for rift-related reactivation[J]. Chemical Geology,2001,175:703-712.

[40] Brown S M, Fletcher I R, Stein H J, et al. Geochronological constraints on pre-, syn-, and post-mineralization events at the world-class Cleo gold deposit, Eastern Goldfields Province, Western Australia[J]. Economic Geology, 2002,97: 541-559.

[41] Andrehs G, Heinrich W. Experimental determination of REE distributions between monazite and xenotime: Potential for temperature-calibrated geochronology[J]. Chemical Geology,1998,149: 83-96.

[42] Rasmussen B, Fletcher I R, Bengtson S, et al. SHRIMP U-Pb dating of diagenetic xenotime in the Stirling Range Formation, Western Australia: 1.8 billion year minimum age for the Stirling biota[J]. Precambrian Research, 2004,133: 329-337.

[43] Vallini D, Rasmussen B, Krapez B, et al. Obtaining diagenetic ages from metamorphosed sedimentary rocks: U-Pb dating of unusually coarse xenotime cement in phosphatic sandstone [J]. Geology, 2002,30:1 083-1 086.

[44] Guo Chunli, Wu Fuyuan. High precision dating of deposition of clastic sedimentary rocks-U-Pb SHRIMP dating on authigenic xenotime[J]. Earth Science Frontiers,2003,10(2):327-334.[郭春丽, 吴福元.碎屑沉积岩沉积作用的高精度定年——自生磷钇矿离子探针U-Pb年龄测定[J].地学前缘,2003,10(2):327-334.]

[45] Frost B R,Chamberlain K R,Schumacher J C. Sphene(titanite): Phase relations and role as a geochronometer[J]. Chemical Geology, 2000,172:131-148.

[46] Aleinikoff J N, Wintsch R P, Fanning A, et al. U-Pb geochronology of zircon and polygenetic titanite from the Glastonbury Complex, Connecticut, USA: An integrated SEM, EMPA, TIMS, and SHRIMP study[J]. Chemical Geology,2002,188:125-147.

[47] Nemchin A A, Pidgeon R T. U-Pb ages on titanite and apatite from the Darling Range granite: Implications for Late Archaean history of the southwestern Yilgarn Craton [J]. Precambrian Research,1999,96:125-139.

[48] Corfu F, StoneD. The significance of titanite and apatite U-Pb ages: Constraints for the post-magmatic thermal-hydrothermal evolution of a batholithic complex, Berens River area,northwestern Superior Province, Canada[J]. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 1998, 62:2 979-2 995.

[49] Scott D J, St-Onge M R. Constraints on Pb closure temperature in titanite based on rocks from the Ungava Orogen, Canada; implications for U-Pb geochronology and P-T-t path determinations[J]. Geology, 1995, 23:1 123-1 126.

[50] Bibikova E, Skiöld T, Bogdanova S. Titanite-rutile thermochronometry across the boundary between the Archaean Craton in Karelia and the Belomorian Mobile Belt, eastern Baltic Shield[J]. Precambrian Research, 2001,105: 315-330.

[51] Cox R A, Indares A, Dunning G R. Temperature-time paths in the high-P Manicouagan Imbricate zone, eastern Grenville Province: Evidence for two metamorphic events[J]. Precambrian Research,2002,117: 225-250.

[52] Li Qiuli, Li Shuguang,Zheng Yongfei, et al. A high precision U-Pb age of metamorphic rutile in coesite-bearing eclogite from the Dabie Mountains in central China: A new constraint on the cooling history[J]. Chemical Geology, 2003,200(3/4):255-265.

[53] Wolfgang Hirdes, Donald W Davis. U-Pb zircon and rutile metamorphic ages of Dahomeyan garnet-hornblende gneiss in southeastern Ghana, West Africa[J]. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 2002,35: 445-449.

[54] Chandler F W, Parrish R R. Age of the Richmond Gulf Group and implications for rifting in the Trans-Hudson orogen[J]. Precambrian Research, 1989,44:277-288.

[55] Mojzsis S J,Harrisom T M,Arrheius G,et al. Reply: Origin of life from apatite dating?[J]. Nature,1999, 400:127-128.

[56] Barfod G H, Albare de F, Knoll A H, et al. New Lu-Hf and Pb-Pb age constraints on the earliest animal fossils[J]. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2002, 201: 203-212.

[57] Sano Y, Takayuki O, Terada K, et al. Direct ion microprobe U-Pb dating of fossil tooth of a Permian shark[J]. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1999, 174:75-80.

[58] Li Zhichang, Lu Yuanfa, Huang Guicheng. Methods and Advances of Radioactive Isotope Geology[M]. Wuhan: China University of Geosciences Press, 2004.[李志昌,路远发,黄圭成.放射性同位素地质学方法与进展[M].武汉:中国地质大学出版社,2004.]

[59] Wingate M T D, Compston W. Crystal orientation effects during ion microprobe U-Pb analysis of baddeleyite[J]. Chemical Geology,2000,168:75-97.

[60] French J E, Heaman L M, Chacko T. Feasibility of chemical U-Th-total Pb baddeleyite dating by electron microprobe[J]. Chemical Geology,2002,188: 85-104.

[61] Santos J O S, Breemen O B V, Groves D I. Timing and evolution of multiple Paleoproterozoic magmatic arcs in the Tapajós Domain, Amazon Craton:Constraints from SHRIMP and TIMS zircon,baddeleyite and titanite U-Pb geochronology[J]. Precambrian Research,2004,131:73-109.

No Suggested Reading articles found!