Advances in Laser Ablation U-Pb Carbonate Geochronology



Nicholson, S.L., Pike, A.W., Hosfield, R., Roberts, N.M.W., Sahy, D., Woodhead, J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Affolter, S., Leuenberger, M. and Burns, S.J., 2020. Pluvial periods in Southern Arabia over the last 1.1 million-years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 229, p.106112.

Drake, H., Roberts, N.M.W., Heim, C., Whitehouse, M.J., Siljeström, S., Kooijman, E., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M. and Astrom, M.E., 2019. Timing and origin of natural gas in the Siljan impact structure, Sweden. Nature Communications, 10, 4736, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12728-y

Shen, A., Hu, A., Cheng, T., Feng, L., Pan., W., Feng, Y. and Zhao, J., 2019. Laser Ablation Multi-Collector Inductively Coupled Mass Spectometry in situ U-Pb dating and its application to diagenesis-porosity evolution of carbonate reservoirs. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 46, 1, doi:10.11698/PED.2019.06.00

MacDonald, J.M., Faithfull, J.W., Roberts, N.M.W., Davies, A.J., Holdsworth, C.M., Newton, M., Williamson, S., Boyce, A. and John, C.M., 2019. Clumped-isotope palaeothermometry and LA-ICP-MS U–Pb dating of lava-pile hydrothermal calcite veins. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 174(7), p.63.

Scardia, G., Parenti, F., Miggins, D.P., Gerdes, A., Araujo, A.G. and Neves, W.A., 2019. Chronologic constraints on hominin dispersal outside Africa since 2.48 Ma from the Zarqa Valley, Jordan. Quaternary Science Reviews, 219, pp.1-19.

Holdsworth, R.E., McCaffrey, K.J.W., Dempsey, E., Roberts, N.M.W., Hardman, K., Morton, A., Feely, M., Hunt, J., Conway, A. and Robertson, A., 2019. Natural fracture propping and earthquake-induced oil migration in fractured basement reservoirs. Geology. in press.

Incerpi, N., Martire, L., Manatschal, G., Bernasconi, S.M., Gerdes, A., Czuppon, G., Palcsu, L., Karner, G.D., Johnson, C.A. and Figueredo, P.H., 2019. Hydrothermal fluid flow associated to the extensional evolution of the Adriatic rifted margin: Insights from the pre‐to post‐rift sedimentary sequence (SE Switzerland, N ITALY). Basin Research. in press

Smeraglia, L., Aldega, L., Billi, A., Carminati, E., Di Fiore, F., Gerdes, A., Albert, R., Rossetti, F. and Vignaroli, G., 2019. Development of an intra‐wedge tectonic mélange by out‐of‐sequence thrusting, buttressing, and intraformational rheological contrast, Mt. Massico ridge, Apennines, Italy. Tectonics. in press

Bertok, C., Barale, L., d’Atri, A., Martire, L., Piana, F., Rossetti, P. and Gerdes, A., 2019. Unusual marbles in a non-metamorphic succession of the SW Alps (Valdieri, Italy) due to early Oligocene hydrothermal flow. International Journal of Earth Sciences, pp.1-20

Nuriel, P., Craddock, J., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Uysal, T., Karabacak, V., Dirik, R.K., Hacker, B.R. and Weinberger, R., 2019. Reactivation history of the North Anatolian fault zone based on calcite age-strain analyses. Geology, 47, pp.465-469.


Liivamägi S, Šrodon J, Bojanowski M, Gerdes A, Stanek JJ, Williams L, Szczerba M. (2018) Paleosols on the Ediacaran basalts of the East European Craton: a unique record of paleoweathering with minimum diagenetic overprint. Precambrian Research 316, 66-82.

Kreissl S, Gerdes A, Walter BF, Neumann U, Wenzel T, Markl G (2018) Reconstruction of a> 200 Ma multi-stage “five element” Bi-Co-Ni-Fe-As-S system in the Penninic Alps, Switzerland. Ore Geology Reviews 95, 746-788.

Drost, K., Chew, D., Petrus, J.A., Scholze, F., Woodhead, J.D., Schneider, J.W. and Harper, D.A., 2018. An Image Mapping Approach to U‐Pb LA‐ICP‐MS Carbonate Dating, and Applications to Direct Dating of Carbonate Sedimentation. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI:10.1029/2018GC007850.

Yokoyama, T., Kimura, J.I., Mitsuguchi, T., Danhara, T., Hirata, T., Sakata, S., Iwano, H., Maruyama, S., Chang, Q., Miyazaki, T. and Murakami, H., 2018. U-Pb dating of calcite using LA-ICP-MS: Instrumental setup for non-matrix-matched age dating and determination of analytical areas using elemental imaging. Geochemical Journal, 52(6), pp.531-540.

Walter, B.F., Gerdes, A., Kleinhanns, I.C., Dunkl, I., von Eynatten, H., Kreissl, S. and Markl, G., 2018. The connection between hydrothermal fluids, mineralization, tectonics and magmatism in a continental rift setting: Fluorite Sm-Nd and hematite and carbonates U-Pb geochronology from the Rhinegraben in SW Germany. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 240, pp.11-42.

Parrish, R.R., Parrish, C.M. and Lasalle, S., 2018. Vein calcite dating reveals Pyrenean orogen as cause of Paleogene deformation in southern England. Journal of the Geological Society, pp.jgs2017-107.

Pagel, M., Bonifacie, M., Schneider, D.A., Gautheron, C., Brigaud, B., Calmels, D., Cros, A., Saint-Bezar, B., Landrein, P., Sutcliffe, C. and Davis, D., 2018. Improving paleohydrological and diagenetic reconstructions in calcite veins and breccia of a sedimentary basin by combining Δ47 temperature, δ18Owater and U-Pb age. Chemical Geology, 481, pp.1-17.

Mazurek, M., Davis, D.W., Madritsch, H., Rufer, D., Villa, I.M., Sutcliffe, C.N., De Haller, A. and Traber, D., 2018. Veins in clay-rich aquitards as records of deformation and fluid-flow events in northern Switzerland. Applied Geochemistry, 95, pp.57-70.

Mangenot, X., Gasparrini, M., Gerdes, A., Bonifacie, M. and Rouchon, V., 2018. An emerging thermochronometer for carbonate-bearing rocks:∆ 47/(U-Pb). Geology, 46(12), pp.1067-1070.

Lawson, M., Shenton, B.J., Stolper, D.A., Eiler, J.M., Rasbury, E.T., Becker, T.P., Phillips-Lander, C.M., Buono, A.S., Becker, S.P., Pottorf, R. and Gray, G.G., 2018. Deciphering the diagenetic history of the El Abra Formation of eastern Mexico using reordered clumped isotope temperatures and U-Pb dating. GSA Bulletin, 130(3-4), pp.617-629.

Hellwig, A., Voigt, S., Mulch, A., Frisch, K., Bartenstein, A., Pross, J., Gerdes, A. and Voigt, T., 2018. Late Oligocene to early Miocene humidity change recorded in terrestrial sequences in the Ili Basin (south‐eastern Kazakhstan, Central Asia). Sedimentology, 65(2), pp.517-539.

Hansman, R.J., Albert, R., Gerdes, A. and Ring, U., 2018. Absolute ages of multiple generations of brittle structures by U-Pb dating of calcite. Geology, 46(3), pp.207-210.

Godeau, N., Deschamps, P., Guihou, A., Leonide, P., Tendil, A., Gerdes, A., Hamelin, B. and Girard, J.P., 2018. U-Pb dating of calcite cement and diagenetic history in microporous carbonate reservoirs: Case of the Urgonian Limestone, France. Geology, 46(3), pp.247-250.

Burisch, M., Walter, B.F., Gerdes, A., Lanz, M. and Markl, G., 2018. Late-stage anhydrite-gypsum-siderite-dolomite-calcite assemblages record the transition from a deep to a shallow hydrothermal system in the Schwarzwald mining district, SW Germany. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 223, pp.259-278.

Beaudoin, N., Lacombe, O., Roberts, N.M. and Koehn, D., 2018. U-Pb dating of calcite veins reveals complex stress evolution and thrust sequence in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA. Geology, 46(11), pp.1015-1018.


Roberts, N.M., Rasbury, E.T., Parrish, R.R., Smith, C.J., Horstwood, M.S. and Condon, D.J., 2017. A calcite reference material for LA‐ICP‐MS U‐Pb geochronology. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18(7), pp.2807-2814.

Nuriel, P., Weinberger, R., Kylander-Clark, A.R.C., Hacker, B.R. and Craddock, J.P., 2017. The onset of the Dead Sea transform based on calcite age-strain analyses. Geology, 45(7), pp.587-590.

Goodfellow, B.W., Viola, G., Bingen, B., Nuriel, P. and Kylander‐Clark, A.R., 2017. Palaeocene faulting in SE Sweden from U–Pb dating of slickenfibre calcite. Terra Nova, 29(5), pp.321-328.

Drake, H., Heim, C., Roberts, N.M., Zack, T., Tillberg, M., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M., Whitehouse, M.J. and Åström, M.E., 2017. Isotopic evidence for microbial production and consumption of methane in the upper continental crust throughout the Phanerozoic eon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 470, pp.108-118.

Burisch, M., Gerdes, A., Walter, B.F., Neumann, U., Fettel, M. and Markl, G., 2017. Methane and the origin of five-element veins: mineralogy, age, fluid inclusion chemistry and ore forming processes in the Odenwald, SW Germany. Ore Geology Reviews, 81, pp.42-61.


Roberts, N.M. and Walker, R.J., 2016. U-Pb geochronology of calcite-mineralized faults: Absolute timing of rift-related fault events on the northeast Atlantic margin. Geology, 44(7), pp.531-534.

Ring, U. and Gerdes, A., 2016. Kinematics of the Alpenrhein‐Bodensee graben system in the Central Alps: Oligocene/Miocene transtension due to formation of the Western Alps arc. Tectonics, 35(6), pp.1367-1391.

Methner, K., Mulch, A., Fiebig, J., Wacker, U., Gerdes, A., Graham, S.A. and Chamberlain, C.P., 2016. Rapid middle Eocene temperature change in western North America. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, pp.132-139.

Coogan, L.A., Parrish, R.R. and Roberts, N.M., 2016. Early hydrothermal carbon uptake by the upper oceanic crust: Insight from in situ U-Pb dating. Geology, 44(2), pp.147-150.


Li, Q., Parrish, R.R., Horstwood, M.S.A. and McArthur, J.M., 2014. U–Pb dating of cements in Mesozoic ammonites. Chemical Geology, 376, pp.76-83.

Some recent Isotope Dilution papers:

Polyak, V.J., Provencio, P.P. and Asmerom, Y., 2016. U-Pb dating of speleogenetic dolomite: A new sulfuric acid speleogenesis chronometer. International Journal of Speleology, 45(2), p.1.

Pisapia, C., Deschamps, P., Battani, A., Buschaert, S., Guihou, A., Hamelin, B. and Brulhet, J., 2018. U/Pb dating of geodic calcite: new insights on Western Europe major tectonic events and associated diagenetic fluids. Journal of the Geological Society, 175(1), pp.60-70.

Pickering, R., Herries, A.I., Woodhead, J.D., Hellstrom, J.C., Green, H.E., Paul, B., Ritzman, T., Strait, D.S., Schoville, B.J. and Hancox, P.J., 2018. U–Pb-dated flowstones restrict South African early hominin record to dry climate phases. Nature, p.1.

Decker, D.D., Polyak, V.J., Asmerom, Y. and Lachniet, M.S., 2018. U–Pb dating of cave spar: A new shallow crust landscape evolution tool. Tectonics, 37(1), pp.208-223.

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