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In this problem set students are given Rb/Sr and 87Sr/86Sr data for whole rock and mineral samples from three granitic intrusions in the Sierra Nevada. They use these data (in EXCEL) to calculate isochron ages and initial ages for the intrusions and then interpret their results. This problem is intended to teach some spreadsheet skills (linear regressions, graphing) as well as having them think about the use of radiogenic isotopes.

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    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Geology,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Undergraduate (Upper Division),Radioisotopes,Igneous Processes,Geochemistry,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200708284T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Chemistry,Physics,Geoscience,Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology,NSDL

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    English

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