Mineral found in granite radiometric dating

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In living areas — especially those with bad ventilation — the radon gas can accumulate and be inhaled potentially causing lung cancer.Apparently there aren’t consumer guidelines for radiation safety when the emissions come from naturally occurring materials but using the safety standards which apply to controllable radiation sources a study by Daniel Steck of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota (yeah, I had to look that up and check it wasn’t a spoof place name) discovered that putting lots of granite in small living spaces with poor ventilation can generate levels of radon which would be considered excessive.

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After a bit of investigating it looks like this isn’t an urban legend but neither is it the cause for concern that it’s phrased as.That’s why granite can end up looking like a rocky fruit cake.Granite is composed of between 20-60 percent quartz (silicon dioxide), lots of feldspar (a family of silicate minerals) and then a selection of other minerals which give it different darknesses and textures. **Granite is a magnetic encyclopaedia** The crystals of feldspar and quartz which make up the majority of granite are sensitive to the Earth’s magnetic field (the magnetosphere) as they cool.Most scientists today believe that life has existed on the earth for billions of years.This belief in long ages for the earth and the existence of life is derived largely from radiometric dating.That means that working at Grand Central will give you an annual radiation dose of around 420 mrem – still very much within the safe exposure zone for humans.

Basically, this all says more about the strict regulations governing nuclear power plants than it does about granite in Grand Central! Of course, there are many problems with such dating methods, such as parent or daughter substances entering or leaving the rock, as well as daughter product being present at the beginning.Here I want to concentrate on another source of error, namely, processes that take place within magma chambers.Smaller magnetic inclusions (the name given to the crystals) give more accurate results as they are less vulnerable to temperature changes.John Tarduno of the University of Rochester used this property of granite to look at how the Earth’s magnetic field worked 3.2 billion years ago and found that the strength of the ancient field was at least 50 percent of the current one.Another neat touch was that because the magnetic properties recorded by the crystals include the polarity of the Earth’s magnetosphere so Tarduno could check whether the rock had been contaminated at a later date by comparing the polarity with other samples of a similar age.