Advances in Laser Ablation U-Pb Carbonate Geochronology



Amidon, W.H., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Barr, M.N., Graf, S.F. and West, D.P., 2022. Pace of passive margin tectonism revealed by U-Pb dating of fracture-filling calcite. Nature communications13(1), pp.1-7.

Caxito, F., Lana, C., Frei, R., Uhlein, G.J., Sial, A.N., Dantas, E.L., Pinto, A.G., Campos, F.C., Galvão, P., Warren, L.V. and Okubo, J., 2021. Goldilocks at the dawn of complex life: mountains might have damaged Ediacaran–Cambrian ecosystems and prompted an early Cambrian greenhouse world. Scientific reports11(1), pp.1-15.

Chaldekas, O., Vaks, A., Haviv, I., Gerdes, A. and Albert, R., 2022. U-Pb speleothem geochronology reveals a major 6 Ma uplift phase along the western margin of Dead Sea Transform. Bulletin134(5-6), pp.1571-1584.

Chen, J., Guo, X., Tao, Z., Cao, Z., Wang, B., Zhang, X., Xu, H. and Zhao, J.X., 2022. U-Pb dating of oil charge in superimposed basins: A case study from the Tarim Basin, NW China. GSA Bulletin.

Cong, F., Tian, J., Hao, F., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Pan, W. and Zhang, B., 2022. Calcite U-Pb ages constrain petroleum migration pathways in tectonic complex basins. Geology.

Craddock, J.P., Nuriel, P., Kylander-Clark, A.R., Hacker, B.R., Luczaj, J. and Weinberger, R., 2022. Long-term (7 Ma) strain fluctuations within the Dead Sea transform system from high-resolution U-Pb dating of a calcite vein. Bulletin134(5-6), pp.1231-1246.

Giorno, M., Barale, L., Bertok, C., Frenzel, M., Looser, N., Guillong, M., Bernasconi, S.M. and Martire, L., 2022. Sulfide-associated hydrothermal dolomite and calcite reveal a shallow burial depth for Alpine-type Zn-(Pb) deposits. Geology.

Jingao, Z.H.O.U., Zhou, Y.U., Dongxu, W.U., Junfeng, R.E.N., ZHANG, D., Shaoyi, W.A.N.G., Chen, Y.I.N. and Yuxin, L.I.U., 2022. Restoration of formation processes of dolomite reservoirs based on laser U-Pb dating: A case study of Ordovician Majiagou Formation, Ordos Basin, NW China. Petroleum Exploration and Development49(2), pp.327-338.

Kendrick, M.A., Plümper, O., Zhao, J.X., Feng, Y., Defliese, W.F., Müller, I.A. and Ziegler, M., 2022. Exhumation and carbonation of the Atlantis Bank core complex constrained by in situ U-Pb dating and Δ47 thermometry of calcite veins, SW Indian Ridge. Earth and Planetary Science Letters584, p.117474.

Lan, Z., Roberts, N.M., Zhou, Y., Zhang, S., Li, Z. and Zhao, T., 2022. Application of in situ U-Pb carbonate geochronology to Stenian-Tonian successions of North China. Precambrian Research370, p.106551.

Lan, Z., Wu, S., Roberts, N.M., Zhang, S., Cao, R., Wang, H. and Yang, Y., 2022. Geochronological and geochemical constraints on the origin of highly 13Ccarb-depleted calcite in basal Ediacaran cap carbonate. Geological Magazine, pp.1-12.

Larson, K.P., Cottle, J.M., Kylander‐Clark, A. and Lageson, D., 2022. A plate tectonic view from the top of the world. Terra Nova.

Peng, Y.A.N.G., Keyu, L.I.U., Zhen, L.I., MCINNES, B.I.A. and Jianliang, L.I.U., 2022. Evolution of Ordovician YJ1X ultra-deep oil reservoir in the Yuecan oilfield, Tarim Basin, NW China. Petroleum Exploration and Development49(2), pp.300-312.

Pinet, N., Davis, W.J., Petts, D.C., Sack, P., Mercier-Langevin, P., Lavoie, D. and Jackson, S.E., 2022. U-Pb vein calcite dating reveals the age of Carlin-type gold deposits of central Yukon and a contemporaneity with a regional intrusion-related metallogenic event. Economic Geology117(4), pp.905-922.

Rembe, J., Zhou, R., Sobel, E.R., Kley, J., Chen, J., Zhao, J.X., Feng, Y. and Howard, D.L., 2022. Calcite U–Pb dating of altered ancient oceanic crust in the North Pamir, Central Asia. Geochronology4(1), pp.227-250.

Roberts, N.M. and Holdsworth, R.E., 2022. Timescales of faulting through calcite geochronology: A review. Journal of Structural Geology, p.104578.

Rochelle‐Bates, N., Wood, R., Schröder, S. and Roberts, N.M., 2022. In situ U–Pb geochronology of Pre‐Salt carbonates reveals links between diagenesis and regional tectonics. Terra Nova.

Tamas, A., Holdsworth, R.E., Underhill, J.R., Tamas, D.M., Dempsey, E.D., Hardman, K., Bird, A., McCarthy, D., McCaffrey, K.J. and Selby, D., 2022. New onshore insights into the role of structural inheritance during Mesozoic opening of the Inner Moray Firth Basin, Scotland. Journal of the Geological Society179(2).

Sheng, X., Tang, Y., Bi, X., Hu, R., Xu, L., Li, J. and Tang, Y., 2022. In situ U-Pb dating of calcite indicates a Miocene Sb-Pb mineralization event in the Sanjiang base metal metallogenic belt, SW China. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, p.107004.

Su, A., Chen, H., Feng, Y.X., Zhao, J.X., Wang, Z., Hu, M., Jiang, H. and Nguyen, A.D., 2022. In situ U-Pb dating and geochemical characterization of multi-stage dolomite cementation in the Ediacaran Dengying Formation, Central Sichuan Basin, China: Constraints on diagenetic, hydrothermal and paleo-oil filling events. Precambrian Research368, p.106481.

Wu, S., Yang, Y., Roberts, N.M., Yang, M., Wang, H., Lan, Z., Xie, B., Li, T., Xu, L., Huang, C. and Xie, L., 2022. In situ calcite U− Pb geochronology by high-sensitivity single-collector LA-SF-ICP-MS. Science China Earth Sciences, pp.1-15.

Yang, P., Liu, K., Li, Z., Rankenburg, K., McInnes, B.I., Liu, J. and Evans, N.J., 2022. Direct dating Paleo-fluid flow events in sedimentary basins. Chemical Geology588, p.120642.


Barale, L., Bertok, C., d’Atri, A., Mantovani, A., Martire, L., Agostini, S., Bernasconi, S.M., Gerdes, A. and Ferrando, S., 2021. Syn‐rift hydrothermal circulation in the Mesozoic carbonates of the western Adriatic continental palaeomargin (Western Southalpine Domain, NW Italy). Basin Research33(6), pp.3045-3076.

Bilau, A., Rolland, Y., Schwartz, S., Godeau, N., Guihou, A., Deschamps, P., Brigaud, B., Noret, A., Dumont, T. and Gautheron, C., 2021. Extensional reactivation of the Penninic frontal thrust 3 Myr ago as evidenced by U–Pb dating on calcite in fault zone cataclasite. Solid Earth12(1), pp.237-251.

Brigaud, B., Andrieu, S., Blaise, T., Haurine, F. and Barbarand, J., 2021. Calcite uranium–lead geochronology applied to hardground lithification and sequence boundary dating. Sedimentology68(1), pp.168-195.

Brenner, D.C., Passey, B.H., Holder, R.M. and Viete, D.R., 2021. Clumped‐isotope geothermometry and carbonate U–Pb geochronology of the Alta stock metamorphic aureole, Utah, USA: Insights on the kinetics of metamorphism in carbonates. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems22(4), p.e2020GC009238.

Celestino, M.A.L., Miranda, T.S., Mariano, G., Alencar, M.L., Buckman, J., Roberts, N.M., Barbosa, J.A., Neumann, V.H., Souza, J.A.B. and Roemers-Oliveira, E., 2021. Structural control and geochronology of Cretaceous carbonate breccia pipes, Crato Formation, Araripe Basin, NE Brazil. Marine and Petroleum Geology132, p.105190.

Cruset, D., Vergés, J., Rodrigues, N., Belenguer, J., Pascual-Cebrian, E., Almar, Y., Pérez-Cáceres, I., Macchiavelli, C., Travé, A., Beranoaguirre, A. and Albert, R., 2021. U–Pb dating of carbonate veins constraining timing of beef growth and oil generation within Vaca Muerta Formation and compression history in the Neuquén Basin along the Andean fold and thrust belt. Marine and Petroleum Geology132, p.105204.

Curzi, M., Bernasconi, S.M., Billi, A., Boschi, C., Aldega, L., Franchini, S., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., Barberio, M.D., Looser, N. and Carminati, E., 2021. U-Pb age of the 2016 Amatrice earthquake causative fault (Mt. Gorzano, Italy) and paleo-fluid circulation during seismic cycles inferred from inter-and co-seismic calcite. Tectonophysics819, p.229076.

Dix, G.R., Davis, D.W., Chadirji-Martinez, K., Marshall, D.D., Kendrick, J.L., Yakymchuk, C. and Sutcliffe, C.N., 2021. Hydrochemical impact of a mantle plume recorded by petrology, geochemistry, and UPb geochronology of a calcite vein within the Ottawa-Bonnechere graben, Ontario, Canada. Chemical Geology586, p.120582.

Drake, H., Roberts, N.M., Reinhardt, M., Whitehouse, M., Ivarsson, M., Karlsson, A., Kooijman, E. and Kielman-Schmitt, M., 2021. Biosignatures of ancient microbial life are present across the igneous crust of the Fennoscandian shield. Communications Earth & Environment2(1), pp.1-13.

Elisha, B., Nuriel, P., Kylander-Clark, A. and Weinberger, R., 2021. Towards in situ U–Pb dating of dolomite. Geochronology3(1), pp.337-349.

Frery, E., Fryer, P., Kurz, W., Nguyen, A., Sissmann, O., Uysal, T. and Zhao, J., 2021. Episodicity of structural flow in an active subduction system, new insights from mud volcano's carbonate veins–Scientific Ocean drilling expedition IODP 366. Marine Geology434, p.106431.

Gan, T., Luo, T., Pang, K., Zhou, C., Zhou, G., Wan, B., Li, G., Yi, Q., Czaja, A.D. and Xiao, S., 2021. Cryptic terrestrial fungus-like fossils of the early Ediacaran Period. Nature communications12(1), pp.1-12.

Ge, X., Shen, C., Zhou, R., He, P., Zhao, J. and Feng, Y., 2021. Tracing fluid evolution in sedimentary basins with calcite geochemical, isotopic and U-Pb geochronological data: Implications for petroleum and mineral resource accumulation in the Nanpanjiang Basin, South China. GSA Bulletin.

Guilcher, M., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., Gutzmer, J. and Burisch, M., 2021. Timing of native metal-arsenide (Ag-Bi-Co-Ni-As±U) veins in continental rift zones–In situ U-Pb geochronology of carbonates from the Erzgebirge/Krušné Hory province. Chemical Geology584, p.120476.

Hagen-Peter, G., Wang, Y., Hints, O., Prave, A.R. and Lepland, A., 2021. Late diagenetic evolution of Ordovician limestones in the Baltoscandian basin revealed through trace-element mapping and in situ U–Pb dating of calcite. Chemical Geology585, p.120563.

Hoareau, G., Crognier, N., Lacroix, B., Aubourg, C., Roberts, N.M., Niemi, N., Branellec, M., Beaudoin, N. and Ruiz, I.S., 2021. Combination of Δ47 and U-Pb dating in tectonic calcite veins unravel the last pulses related to the Pyrenean Shortening (Spain). Earth and Planetary Science Letters553, p.116636.

Hoareau, G., Claverie, F., Pecheyran, C., Paroissin, C., Grignard, P.A., Motte, G., Chailan, O. and Girard, J.P., 2021. Direct U–Pb dating of carbonates from micron-scale femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry images using robust regression. Geochronology3(1), pp.67-87.

Jin, X.Y., Zhao, J.X., Feng, Y.X., Hofstra, A.H., Deng, X.D., Zhao, X.F. and Li, J.W., 2021. Calcite U-Pb dating unravels the age and hydrothermal history of the giant Shuiyindong Carlin-type gold deposit in the golden triangle, South China. Economic Geology116(6), pp.1253-1265.

Liivamägi, S., Środoń, J., Bojanowski, M.J., Stanek, J.J. and Roberts, N.M.W., 2021. Precambrian paleosols on the Great Unconformity of the East European Craton: an 800 million year record of Baltica’s climatic conditions. Precambrian Research363, p.106327.

Liu, E., Zhao, J.X., Wang, H., Pan, S., Feng, Y., Chen, Q., Liu, F. and Xu, J., 2021. LA-ICPMS in-situ U-Pb Geochronology of Low-Uranium Carbonate Minerals and Its Application to Reservoir Diagenetic Evolution Studies. Journal of Earth Science32(4), pp.872-879.

Liu, E., Uysal, I.T., Wang, H., Feng, Y., Pan, S., Yan, D., Nguyen, A.D. and Zhao, J.X., 2021. Timing and characterization of multiple fluid flow events in the Beibuwan Basin, northern South China Sea: Implications for hydrocarbon maturation. Marine and Petroleum Geology123, p.104754.

Looser, N., Madritsch, H., Guillong, M., Laurent, O., Wohlwend, S. and Bernasconi, S.M., 2021. Absolute Age and Temperature Constraints on Deformation Along the Basal Décollement of the Jura Fold‐and‐Thrust Belt From Carbonate U‐Pb Dating and Clumped Isotopes. Tectonics40(3), p.e2020TC006439.

Miyajima, Y., Saito, A., Kagi, H., Yokoyama, T., Takahashi, Y. and Hirata, T., 2021. Incorporation of U, Pb and rare earth elements in calcite through crystallisation from amorphous calcium carbonate: simple preparation of reference materials for microanalysis. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 45(1), pp.189-205.

Montano, D., Gasparrini, M., Gerdes, A., Della Porta, G. and Albert, R., 2021. In-situ U-Pb dating of Ries Crater lacustrine carbonates (Miocene, South-West Germany): Implications for continental carbonate chronostratigraphy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 568, p.117011.

Motte, G., Hoareau, G., Callot, J.P., Révillon, S., Piccoli, F., Calassou, S. and Gaucher, E.C., 2021. Rift and salt-related multi-phase dolomitization: example from the northwestern Pyrenees. Marine and petroleum geology, 126, p.104932.

Nuriel, P., Wotzlaw, J.F., Ovtcharova, M., Vaks, A., Stremtan, C., Šala, M., Roberts, N.M. and Kylander-Clark, A.R., 2021. The use of ASH-15 flowstone as a matrix-matched reference material for laser-ablation U− Pb geochronology of calcite. Geochronology, 3(1), pp.35-47.

Pan, L., Hu, A., Liang, F., Jiang, L., Hao, Y., Feng, Y., Shen, A. and Zhao, J., 2021. Diagenetic conditions and geodynamic setting of the middle Permian hydrothermal dolomites from southwest Sichuan Basin, SW China: Insights from in situ U–Pb carbonate geochronology and isotope geochemistry. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 129, p.105080.

Parizot, O., Missenard, Y., Haurine, F., Blaise, T., Barbarand, J., Benedicto, A. and Sarda, P., 2021. When did the Pyrenean shortening end? Insight from U–Pb geochronology of syn‐faulting calcite (Corbières area, France). Terra Nova, 33(6), pp.551-559.

Prud’homme, C., Scardia, G., Vonhof, H., Guinoiseau, D., Nigmatova, S., Fiebig, J., Gerdes, A., Janssen, R. and Fitzsimmons, K.E., 2021. Central Asian modulation of Northern Hemisphere moisture transfer over the Late Cenozoic. Communications Earth & Environment, 2(1), pp.1-8.

Rasbury, E.T., Present, T.M., Northrup, P., Tappero, R.V., Lanzirotti, A., Cole, J.M., Wooton, K.M. and Hatton, K., 2021. Tools for uranium characterization in carbonate samples: case studies of natural U–Pb geochronology reference materials. Geochronology, 3(1), pp.103-122.

Roberts, N.M., Žák, J., Vacek, F. and Sláma, J., 2021. No more blind dates with calcite: Fluid-flow vs. fault-slip along the Očkov thrust, Prague Basin. Geoscience Frontiers, 12(4), p.101143.

Rochelle-Bates, N., Roberts, N.M.W., Sharp, I., Freitag, U., Verwer, K., Halton, A., Fiordalisi, E., van Dongen, B.E., Swart, R., Ferreira, C.H. and Dixon, R., 2021. Geochronology of volcanically associated hydrocarbon charge in the pre-salt carbonates of the Namibe Basin, Angola. Geology, 49(3), pp.335-340.

Scardia, G. Hubert, V., Damien, G., Saida, N., Jens, F., Axel, G., Janssen, R. and Fitzsimmons, K.E., 2021. Central Asian modulation of Northern Hemisphere moisture transfer over the Late Cenozoic. Communications Earth & Environment, 2(1).

Simpson, A., Glorie, S., Morley, C.K., Roberts, N.M., Gillespie, J. and Lee, J.K., 2021. In-situ calcite U-Pb geochronology of hydrothermal veins in Thailand: new constraints on Indosinian and Cenozoic deformation. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 206, p.104649.

Su, A., Chen, H., Feng, Y.X. and Zhao, J.X., 2021. LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating and geochemical characterization of oil inclusion-bearing calcite cements: Constraints on primary oil migration in lacustrine mudstone source rocks. GSA Bulletin.

Su, A., Chen, H., Zhao, J.X., Feng, Y.X. and Nguyen, A.D., 2021. Exhumation filling and paleo-pasteurization of the shallow petroleum system in the North Slope of the Biyang Sag, Nanxiang Basin, China. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 133, p.105267.

Su, A., Bons, P.D., Chen, H., Feng, Y.X., Zhao, J.X. and Song, J., 2021. Age, material source, and formation mechanism of bedding-parallel calcite beef veins: Case from the mature Eocene lacustrine shales in the Biyang Sag, Nanxiang Basin, China. GSA Bulletin.

Yang, P., Wu, G., Nuriel, P., Nguyen, A.D., Chen, Y., Yang, S., Feng, Y.X., Ren, Z. and Zhao, J.X., 2021. In situ LA-ICPMS UPb dating and geochemical characterization of fault-zone calcite in the central Tarim Basin, northwest China: Implications for fluid circulation and fault reactivation. Chemical Geology, 568, p.120125.

Yang, P., Ren, Z., Zhao, J., Nguyen, A.D., Feng, Y., Qi, K. and Wang, K., 2021. Tectonic evolution analysis constrained jointly by in-situ calcite U-Pb dating and apatite fission track for southwestern Ordos Basin 方解石原位 U-Pb 测年结合磷灰石裂变径迹方法约束鄂尔多斯盆地西南部构造演化. Oil and Gas Geology, 42(5), pp.1189-1201.

Zhang, L.L., Zhu, D.C., Yang, Y.H., Wang, Q., Xie, J.C. and Zhao, Z.D., 2021. U–Pb Geochronology of Carbonate by Laser Ablation MC-ICP-MS: Method Improvements and Geological Applications. Atomic Spectroscopy, 42(6), pp.335-348.


Beaudoin, N.E., Labeur, A., Lacombe, O., Koehn, D., Billi, A., Hoareau, G., Boyce, A., John, C.M., Marchegiano, M., Roberts, N.M. and Millar, I.L., 2020. Regional-scale paleofluid system across the Tuscan Nappe–Umbria–Marche Apennine Ridge (northern Apennines) as revealed by mesostructural and isotopic analyses of stylolite–vein networks. Solid Earth11(4), pp.1617-1641.

Brigaud, B., Bonifacie, M., Pagel, M., Blaise, T., Calmels, D., Haurine, F. and Landrein, P., 2020. Past hot fluid flows in limestones detected by Δ47–(U-Pb) and not recorded by other geothermometers. Geology48(9), pp.851-856.

Carminati, E., Aldega, L., Smeraglia, L., Scharf, A., Mattern, F., Albert, R. and Gerdes, A., 2020. Tectonic Evolution of the Northern Oman Mountains, Part of the Strait of Hormuz Syntaxis: New Structural and Paleothermal Analyses and U‐Pb Dating of Synkinematic Calcite. Tectonics39(4), p.e2019TC005936.

Cruset, D., Cantarero, I., Benedicto, A., John, C.M., Vergés, J., Albert, R., Gerdes, A. and Travé, A., 2020. From hydroplastic to brittle deformation: controls on fluid flow in fold and thrust belts. Insights from the Lower Pedraforca thrust sheet (SE Pyrenees). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 120, p.104517.

Cruset, D., Vergés, J., Albert, R., Gerdes, A., Benedicto, A., Cantarero, I. and Travé, A., 2020. Quantifying deformation processes in the SE Pyrenees using U–Pb dating of fracture-filling calcites. Journal of the Geological Society, 177(6), pp.1186-1196.

Davis, D.W., Sutcliffe, C.N., Thibodeau, A.M., Spalding, J., Schneider, D., Cruden, A., Adams, J., Parmenter, A., Jensen, M. and Zajacz, Z., 2020. Hydrochronology of a proposed deep geological repository for low-and intermediate-level nuclear waste in southern Ontario from U–Pb dating of secondary minerals: response to Silurian and Cretaceous events. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(4), pp.464-476.]

Drake, H., Roberts, N.M. and Whitehouse, M.J., 2020. Geochronology and stable isotope analysis of fracture-fill and karst mineralization reveal sub-surface paleo-fluid Flow and microbial activity of the COSC-1 Borehole, Scandinavian Caledonides. Geosciences, 10(2), p.56.

Guillong, M., Wotzlaw, J.F., Looser, N. and Laurent, O., 2020. Evaluating the reliability of U–Pb laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) carbonate geochronology: matrix issues and a potential calcite validation reference material. Geochronology, 2(1), pp.155-167.

Hanxuan, Y.A.N.G., Anping, H.U., Zheng, J., Liang, F., Xianying, L.U.O., Yuexing, F.E.N.G. and Anjiang, S.H.E.N., 2020. Application of mapping and dating techniques in the study of ancient carbonate reservoirs: A case study of Sinian Qigebrak Formation in northwestern Tarim Basin, NW China. Petroleum Exploration and Development, 47(5), pp.1001-1013.

Henneberg, M., Linckens, J., Schramm, M., Hammer, J., Gerdes, A. and Zulauf, G., 2020. Structural evolution of continental and marine Permian rock salt of the North German Basin: constraints from microfabrics, geochemistry and U–Pb ages. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 109(7), pp.2369-2387.

Kiefer, S., Števko, M., Vojtko, R., Ozdin, D., Gerdes, A., Creaser, R.A., Szczerba, M. and Majzlan, J., 2020. Geochronological constraints on the carbonate-sulfarsenide veins in Dobšiná, Slovakia: U/Pb ages of hydrothermal carbonates, Re/Os age of gersdorffite, and K/Ar ages of fuchsite. Journal of Geosciences, 65(4), pp.229-247.

Kylander-Clark, A.R., 2020. Expanding the limits of laser-ablation U–Pb calcite geochronology. Geochronology, 2(2), pp.343-354.

Kurumada, Y., Aoki, S., Aoki, K., Kato, D., Saneyoshi, M., Tsogtbaatar, K., Windley, B.F. and Ishigaki, S., 2020. Calcite U–Pb age of the Cretaceous vertebrate‐bearing Bayn Shire Formation in the Eastern Gobi Desert of Mongolia: Usefulness of caliche for age determination. Terra Nova, 32(4), pp.246-252.

Luo, K., Zhou, J.X., Feng, Y.X., Uysal, I.T., Nguyen, A., Zhao, J.X. and Zhang, J., 2020. In situ U-Pb dating of calcite from the South China antimony metallogenic belt. Iscience, 23(10), p.101575.

Mavor, S.P., Singleton, J.S., Gomila, R., Heuser, G., Seymour, N.M., Williams, S.A., Arancibia, G., Johnston, S.M., Kylander‐Clark, A.R.C. and Stockli, D.F., 2020. Timing, kinematics, and displacement of the Taltal fault system, northern Chile: Implications for the Cretaceous tectonic evolution of the Andean margin. Tectonics, 39(2), p.e2019TC005832.

Meinhold, G., Roberts, N.M., Arslan, A., Jensen, S., Ebbestad, J.O.R., Högström, A.E., Høyberget, M., Agić, H., Palacios, T. and Taylor, W.L., 2020. U–Pb dating of calcite in ancient carbonates for age estimates of syn-to post-depositional processes: a case study from the upper Ediacaran strata of Finnmark, Arctic Norway. Geological Magazine, 157(8), pp.1367-1372.

Miranda, T.S., Neves, S.P., Celestino, M.A.L. and Roberts, N.M., 2020. Structural evolution of the Cruzeiro do Nordeste shear zone (NE Brazil): Brasiliano-Pan-African-ductile-to-brittle transition and Cretaceous brittle reactivation. Journal of Structural Geology, 141, p.104203.

Nicholson, S.L., Pike, A.W., Hosfield, R., Roberts, N., 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.

Oren, O., Nuriel, P., Kylander‐Clark, A.R. and Haviv, I., 2020. Evolution and Propagation of an Active Plate Boundary: U‐Pb Ages of Fault‐Related Calcite From the Dead Sea Transform. Tectonics, 39(8), p.e2019TC005888.

Pan, L., Shen, A., Zhao, J.X., Hu, A., Hao, Y., Liang, F., Feng, Y., Wang, X. and Jiang, L., 2020. LA-ICP-MS U-Pb geochronology and clumped isotope constraints on the formation and evolution of an ancient dolomite reservoir: The Middle Permian of northwest Sichuan Basin (SW China). Sedimentary Geology, 407, p.105728.

Parizot, O., Missenard, Y., Vergely, P., Haurine, F., Noret, A., Delpech, G., Barbarand, J. and Sarda, P., 2020. Tectonic Record of Deformation in Intraplate Domains: Case Study of Far-Field Deformation in the Grands Causses Area, France. Geofluids, 2020.

Peyrotty, G., Brigaud, B. and Martini, R., 2020. δ18O, δ13C, trace elements and REE in situ measurements coupled with U–Pb ages to reconstruct the diagenesis of upper triassic atoll-type carbonates from the Panthalassa Ocean. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 120, p.104520.

Roberts, N.M., Drost, K., Horstwood, M.S., Condon, D.J., Chew, D., Drake, H., Milodowski, A.E., McLean, N.M., Smye, A.J., Walker, R.J. and Haslam, R., 2020. Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) U–Pb carbonate geochronology: strategies, progress, and limitations. Geochronology, 2(1), pp.33-61.

Roberts, N.M., Lee, J.K., Holdsworth, R.E., Jeans, C., Farrant, A.R. and Haslam, R., 2020. Near-surface Palaeocene fluid flow, mineralisation and faulting at Flamborough Head, UK: new field observations and U–Pb calcite dating constraints. Solid Earth, 11(5), pp.1931-1945.

Salih, N., Mansurbeg, H., Kolo, K., Gerdes, A. and Préat, A., 2020. In situ U-Pb dating of hydrothermal diagenesis in tectonically controlled fracturing in the Upper Cretaceous Bekhme Formation, Kurdistan Region-Iraq. International Geology Review, 62(18), pp.2261-2279.

Spalding, J., Schneider, D.A. and Brown, J., 2020. Geochronology of calcite‐filled joints, southeast Canada: Insight into Late Cretaceous deformation of eastern North America. Terra Nova, 32(6), pp.425-433.

Su, A., Chen, H., Feng, Y.X., Zhao, J.X., Nguyen, A.D., Wang, Z. and Long, X., 2020. Dating and characterizing primary gas accumulation in Precambrian dolomite reservoirs, Central Sichuan Basin, China: Insights from pyrobitumen Re-Os and dolomite U-Pb geochronology. Precambrian Research, 350, p.105897.

Sutcliffe, C.N., Thibodeau, A.M., Davis, D.W., Al-Aasm, I., Parmenter, A., Zajacz, Z. and Jensen, M., 2020. Hydrochronology of a proposed deep geological repository for low-and intermediate-level nuclear waste in southern Ontario from U–Pb dating of secondary minerals: response to Alleghanian events. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(4), pp.494-505.

Weinberger, R., Nuriel, P., Kylander-Clark, A.R. and Craddock, J.P., 2020. Temporal and spatial relations between large-scale fault systems: Evidence from the Sinai-Negev shear zone and the Dead Sea Fault. Earth-Science Reviews, 211, p.103377.


Anjiang, S.H.E.N., Anping, H.U., Cheng, T., Liang, F., Wenqing, P.A.N., Yuexing, F.E.N.G. and Jianxin, Z.H.A.O., 2019. Laser ablation in situ U-Pb dating and its application to diagenesis-porosity evolution of carbonate reservoirs. Petroleum Exploration and Development46(6), pp.1127-1140.

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

Cheng, T., Zhao, J., Feng, Y., Pan, W. and Liu, D., 2019. In-situ LA-MC-ICPMS U-Pb dating method for low-uranium carbonate minerals. Chinese Science Bulletin65(2-3), pp.150-154.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Woodhead, J. and Petrus, J., 2019. Exploring the advantages and limitations of in situ U–Pb carbonate geochronology using speleothems. Geochronology, 1(1), pp.69-84.


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:

Mason, A.J., Vaks, A., Breitenbach, S.F., Hooker, J.N. and Henderson, G.M., 2022. A simplified isotope dilution approach for the U–Pb dating of speleogenic and other low-232 Th carbonates by multi-collector ICP-MS. Geochronology4(1), pp.33-54.

Parrish, J.T., Rasbury, E.T., Chan, M.A. and Hasiotis, S.T., 2019. Earliest Jurassic U-Pb ages from carbonate deposits in the Navajo Sandstone, southeastern Utah, USA. Geology47(11), pp.1015-1019.

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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