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The radiometric dater then uses the half-life of all four isotopes to find an age range the rock should be in.

The half-lives of the cascade from uranium-235 to lead-207 has been been extrapolated to about 704 million years and the cascade form uranium-238 to lead-206 has been calculated to about 4.47 billion years.

The lead incorporated within the of uranium and thorium isotopes.

Primordial lead is thought to have been formed by stellar nuclear reactions, released to space by supernovae explosions, and incorporated within the dust cloud that constituted the primordial solar system; the troilite (iron sulfide) phase of iron meteorites contains lead that approximates the primordial composition.

It is now clear that with recent advances the uranium–lead method is superior in providing precise age information with the least number of assumptions. Different schemes have been developed to deal with the critical assumptions stated above.

In uranium–lead dating, minerals virtually free of initial lead can be isolated and corrections made for the trivial amounts present.

Uranium series dating of impure carbonates: an isochron technic using total sample dissolution.

A large drop in atmospheric 14C/12C and reduced melting in the Younger Dryas, documented with 230Th ages of corals.