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  • noun Plural form of zircon.

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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison geologist Takayuki Ushikubo and colleagues used a sophisticated new instrument called an ion microprobe to analyze isotope ratios of the element lithium in zircons, the oldest known materials on Earth, from the Jack Hills in western Australia.

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  • By comparing these chemical fingerprints to lithium compositions in zircons from continental crust and primitive rocks similar to the Earth’s mantle, they found evidence that the young planet already had the beginnings of continents, relatively cool temperatures and liquid water by the time the Australian zircons formed.

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  • Certain crystals called zircons, obtained from drilling into very deep granites, contain uranium which has partly decayed into lead.

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  • Scientists say geologists have found older mineral grains called zircons in Western Australia.

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  • The research by Harrison, Hopkins and Craig Manning, a UCLA professor of geology and geochemistry, is based on their analysis of ancient mineral grains known as zircons found inside molten rocks, or magmas, from Western Australia that are about 3 billion years old.

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  • Recent evidence from very ancient rocks known as zircons suggests that stable oceans and continental crust had emerged as long as 4.404 billion years ago, a mere 150 million years after the Earth’s formation.

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  • Recent evidence from very ancient rocks known as zircons suggests that stable oceans and continental crust had emerged as long as 4.404 billion years ago, a mere 150 million years after the Earth’s formation.

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  • There have been zircons found in the Jack Hills of australia that point to oxygen rich oceans as early as 4.3 billion years ago.

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  • There have been zircons found in the Jack Hills of australia that point to oxygen rich oceans as early as 4.3 billion years ago.

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  • There are several ways of knowing that one layer of rock is older than another, microscopic examination of crystaline structures within the rock (like zircons) is one, intrusion of lava, sedimentation, erosion, metamorphosis and other processes can date rock.

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