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Iodine-xenon analysis of Chainpur (LL3.4) chondrules

Holland, Greg and Bridges, John and Busfield, Alli and Jeffries, Theresa and Turner, Grenville and Gilmour, Jamie (2005) Iodine-xenon analysis of Chainpur (LL3.4) chondrules. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69 (1). pp. 189-200.

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Abstract

We present I-Xe analyses of ten chondrules from Chainpur LL3.4 by IR laser-stepped heating. Five chondrules provided isochrons of varying quality, giving a range of ages from 0.5 Ma before Shallowater to 17.8 after Shallowater. This confirms the extended range of Chainpur chondrule ages determined by previous data. We discuss evidence for fluid alteration, shock, and thermal events in explaining the chondrule ages and suggest that chondrule remelting events, presumably from bombardment of the parent body surface, are responsible for resetting the I-Xe chronometer. Previous data show a negative correlation between 132Xe/129Xe of the trapped Xe component and 127I/129I of an initial iodine component. This behaviour that requires the presence of a component with trapped 129Xe/132Xe lower than the planetary value has been cited as evidence for closed system evolution of the I-Xe system. We find no evidence of an unambiguous trapped component lower than planetary and no evidence of a negative correlation in our data. Therefore we suggest that open system behaviour more suitably explains the I-Xe systematics of Chainpur chondrules.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 55265
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Jun 2012 14:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 11:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55265

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