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Argon Geochronology Laboratory

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The Argon Lab in 2017

Image taken: 10/31/2017
by: Jake Ross
© 2017

Longitude: -106.9041493
Latitude: 34.0678095
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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The New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory at the NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources is one of the foremost 40Ar/39Ar research facilities in the world. The laboratory is able to date most geologic materials containing potassium-bearing minerals. Samples can range in age from very young volcanic rocks to the oldest rocks on earth.

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Image posted: 12-17-2021