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- n. A form of radiometric dating used to estimate the time since a rock solidified
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U-Pb zircon SHRIMP dating, and muscovite, biotite and K-feldspar 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology indicate that sinistral shear along the Xingxingxia shear zone initiated at about 240-235 million years ago, broadly at the same time as initial formation of the Altyn Tagh fault zone, but later than initiation of dextral strike-slip motion along the ~east-west-trending eastern Tianshan orogenic belt at about 270-245 million years ago.
Many leading scientists in the noble gas thermochronology field use more complex diffusion models that take this effect into account.
This type of model has been used by several leading scientists in the noble gas thermochronology field (see for example: