Investigation of the inert gas content of Hawaiian inclusions that exhibit anomalous ages

dc.contributor.author Noble, Clyde S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-09T20:12:40Z
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dc.date.issued 1969 en_US
dc.description Typescript. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M. S.)--University of Hawaii, 1969. en_US
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 103-107. en_US
dc.description vii, 107 l illus en_US
dc.description.abstract An investigation was made of the inert gas content of Some mineral inclusions from volcanic rocks. Potassium-argon dating of these inclusions has shown that they contain radiogenic argon in excess of that predicted by geochronological methods. Inclusions from Hualalai (Hawaii), Salt Lake Crater (Oahu), dredged from the Puna Rift east of Kilauea (Hawaii), and from Bultfontein, Republic of South Africa were examined. Specimens investigated were dunite nodules and separated grains of olivine, mica, pyroxene, and feldspar. Existing gas extraction and mass spectrographic equipment was modified to allow helium analysis, and also to make the entire gas analysis more rapid and convenient. A technique was developed for the analysis of potassium in olivine by flame photometry. The results from this study indicate that a similarity exists in helium-to-argon ratios found in inclusions from different sources and that the absolute inert gas content varies significantly within individual samples. The excess argon found in the deep ocean tholeiite cautions against the use of similar samples for potassium-argon dating. This study reaffirms the theory that the excess radiogenic argon found in some minerals is held in fluid inclusions and that these minerals do not yield consistent or significant ages. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12023
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher [Honolulu] en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Chemistry; no. 216 en_US
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dc.subject Geological time en_US
dc.subject Gases in rocks en_US
dc.title Investigation of the inert gas content of Hawaiian inclusions that exhibit anomalous ages en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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