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Other compounds that do not contain zirconium but are commonly used for this method are titanite, and monazite.Since most radiometric daters prefer using zircon for this process, geologists often call uranium-lead dating zircon dating.The last of the benefits is that the zircon, itself, is very hard.This fact helps with extracting the zircon out of the rock it was in.For uranium-lead has a range of 10 million to 4.6 billion years.
Some of the classic problems with this kind of dating process include what the process can really date, how far the radiometric process can date accurately, and the assumptions taken so the dating process works.Uranium-Lead dating is a radiometric dating method that uses the decay chain of uranium and lead to find the age of a rock.As uranium decays radioactively, it becomes different chemical elements until it stops at lead.It is assumed that when the rock cools to the point that it makes the zircon, all of the lead is excluded from the zircon.If this is true, it makes the dating simple because if the half-lifes are correct, the dater only has to find the ratio of the amount of lead and uranium in the sample.It also implies that none of the factors that might affect the rate of the radioactive decay could not. If the ages this dating process generates are true, it gets harder to assume that nothing on the outside of the sample has any effect on the system.After a few million or billion years of a near-closed system, it will have a large error.Scientists know that there are geological events that can disturb the zircon and release the lead created from the uranium. To try to account for this, a radiometric dater will use many different samples and use the ones that fit the Concordia curve.If they do not fit, it is assumed that it signifies a large geological event The part of the rock a dater will use to date the rock is normally the zircon in the rock.From what has been observed, even small amounts of rock metamorphosis should not disturb the elements in the zircon.Another benefit is that zircon has been found in most igneous rocks.