Uranium 238 dating rocks

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In metamorphic rocks, new minerals form that are more stable at higher temperatures and pressures.

From these observations early attempts were made to use the dimensions of haloes as an age dating technique.

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Plutonic rocks on the other hand cool very slowly, on the order of a million years or more for some deeply buried and insulated magmas.

The mineral grains in these rocks can grow very large and are readily distinguished in hand samples.

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