High resolution (5µm) U-Th-Pb isotope dating of monazite with excimer laser ablation (ELA)-ICPMS. (Articolo in rivista)

  • High resolution (5µm) U-Th-Pb isotope dating of monazite with excimer laser ablation (ELA)-ICPMS. (Articolo in rivista) (literal)
  • 2007-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 (literal)
  • 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.02.014 (literal)
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  • Paquette J.L.; Tiepolo M. (2007)
    High resolution (5µm) U-Th-Pb isotope dating of monazite with excimer laser ablation (ELA)-ICPMS.
    in Chemical geology; Academic Press Elsevier, Inc., New York (Stati Uniti d'America)
  • Paquette J.L.; Tiepolo M. (literal)
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  • Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans UMR 6524, Universite? Blaise Pascal -- CNRS, 5 rue Kessler F-63038 Clermont-Ferrand cedex, France C.N.R. -- Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse -- Unita? di Pavia, via Ferrata 1, I-27100, Pavia, Italy (literal)
  • High resolution (5µm) U-Th-Pb isotope dating of monazite with excimer laser ablation (ELA)-ICPMS. (literal)
  • Monazite [(LREE)PO4], a common accessory mineral in magmatic and metamorphic rocks, is complementary to zircon in U- Th-Pb geochronology. Because the mineral can record successive growth phases it is useful for unravelling complex geological histories. A high spatial resolution is required to identify contrasted age domains that may occur at the crystal-scale. Bulk mineral techniques such as ID-TIMS, applied to single monazite grains recording multiple overgrowths or isotope resetting can result in partly scattered discordant analytical points that produce inaccurate intercept ages. Laser ablation (LA)-ICPMS has been demonstrated to be a useful technique for U-Th-Pb dating of zircons, and this study tests its analytical capabilities for dating monazite. A sector field high resolution ICPMS coupled with a 193 nm ArF excimer laser ablation microprobe is capable of achieving a high spatial resolution and producing stable and reliable isotope measurements. The U-Th-Pb systematic was applied to monazite grains from several samples: a lower Palaeozoic lens from high-grade terrains in Southern Madagascar, Neogene hydrothermal crystals from the Western Alps, a Palaeoproterozoic very high temperature granulite from central Madagascar and a Variscan leucogranite from Spain, directly on a polished thin section. The major aim was to compare and/or reproduce TIMS and EMP ages of monazite from a variety of settings and ages. The three independent 206Pb/238U, 207Pb/235U and 208Pb/232Th ratios and ages were calculated. Isotope fractionation effects (mass bias, laser induced fractionation) were corrected using a chemically homogeneous and U-Pb concordant monazite as external standard. This study demonstrates that excimer laser ablation (ELA)-ICPMS allows U-Th-Pb dating of monazite with a high level of repeatability, accuracy and precision as well as rapidity of analysis. A spatial resolution almost comparable to that of EMP in terms of crater width (5 !m) produced precise 208Pb/232Th, 206Pb/238U and 207Pb/235U ratios for dating Palaeozoic to Precambrian monazites. The advantages of (ELA)-ICPMS isotope dating are precision, accuracy and the ability to detect discordance. In the case of late Miocene hydrothermal monazites from the Alps, a larger spot size of 25 !m diameter is required, and precise and accurate ages were obtained only for 208Pb/232Th systematics. Results from the Variscan granite show that in situ U-Th-Pb dating of monazites with (ELA)-ICPMS is possible using a 5 !m spot directly on thin sections, so that age data can be placed in a textural context. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (literal)
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