Question: Which is an example of a metamorphic mineral that can be dated?

Common metamorphic rocks include phyllite, schist, gneiss, quartzite and marble. Foliated Metamorphic Rocks: Some kinds of metamorphic rocks -- granite gneiss and biotite schist are two examples -- are strongly banded or foliated.

Can you date metamorphic rocks?

Metamorphic rocks may also be radiometrically dated. However, radiometric dating generally yields the age of metamorphism, not the age of the original rock.

Does metamorphism affect dating?

Dates from metamorphic rocks may provide the age of metamorphism, although complications can arise if the degree of metamorphism has not been high enough to reset the radiometric clock, or if there have been multiple phases of metamorphism.

Why fossil rocks can be dated with radiocarbon dating?

Carbon-14, the radioactive isotope of carbon used in carbon dating has a half-life of 5730 years, so it decays too fast. It can only be used to date fossils younger than about 75,000 years. This makes it ideal for dating much older rocks and fossils.

Where would you most likely find contact metamorphism?

Contact metamorphism is usually restricted to relatively shallow depths (low pressure) in the Earth because it is only at shallow depths where there will be a large contrast in temperature between the intruding magma and the surrounding country rock.

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