Zircon dating - Using Zircon to Date the Earth - RAE.ORG


Confirmation of the zircon age holds enormous implications for models of early Earth . Trace elements in the oldest zircons from Australia's Jack Hills range suggest they came from water-rich, granite-like rocks such as granodiorite or tonalite, other studies have reported. That means Earth cooled quickly enough for surface water and continental-type rocks just 100 million years after the moon impact, the massive collision that formed the Earth-moon system. [ How Was The Moon Formed?]

These observations give us confidence that radiometric dating is not trustworthy. Research has even identified precisely where radioisotope dating went wrong. See the articles below for more information on the pitfalls of these dating methods.


Zircon dating

Zircon dating