geological dating

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n geological dating use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
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Usage

In literature:

Such immense caves exist in various parts of the world, natural crypts dating from the geological epoch of the globe.
"The Mysterious Island" by Jules Verne
Notwithstanding our limitations, the date of the birth-time of our geological era is the most important date in Science.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
Such immense caves exist in various parts of the world, natural crypts dating from the geological epoch of the globe.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
There is geological evidence that the origin of the group dates back at least as far as Miocene times.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)" by George John Romanes
Geology studied the various strata of rock and found fossil remains which could only be dated back millions of years.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
At some not very distant geological date, the valley must have consisted of a series of lakes, connected by rivers.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
Evidence of this nature proves the much wider extent of the Alpine ice at a comparatively recent geological date.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
The next oldest rocks are of recent geological date.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

New dating of lunar rocks add to a growing body of evidence that the moon and Earth were pelted by a flurry of large meteorites during a relatively brief geologic time span about 3.9 billion years ago.
Chen said that breakthroughs in geological dating methods have provided more precise information on the history of their activities.
Scientific evidence, including radiocarbon dating of the bones and geological data from across the globe, shows mass fatalities in the 13th century were caused by one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the last 10,000 years.
The quality of West Virginia's groundwater is generally good, according to a recent 10-year US Geological Survey study, the most comprehensive assessment of West Virginia's groundwater quality to date.
Lore about the geological formation dates to primordial time.
The Siloam Tunnel in Jerusalem, Israel, was actually built when the Bible says it was, according to new geological dating.
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In science:

It also provides us with a rich geologic history: the oldest dated crustal rocks formed within 500 Ma (million years) of Earth accretion, whereas the oceanic crust records only the last 200 Ma of Earth history.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
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