Rubidium-strontium dating of ore deposits hosted by Rb-rich rocks, using calcite and other common Sr-bearing minerals.

J. Ruiz, L. M. Jones, W. C. Kelly

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations


Describes a Rb-Sr technique that permits ore deposits to be dated using common gangue minerals such as calcite and fluorite. The only conditions are that the deposit 1) has minerals with a low Rb/Sr ratio and 2) is enclosed by wall rock with a high Rb/Sr ratio. The technique was tested using fluorite and calcite from three deposits ranging in age from Tertiary to Precambrian. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology

Cite this