This calculation is repeated by both Morris 92 and Slusher Cook 28Morris 92and Slusher all note that this ratio is close to the present day production ratio of Pb and Pb from U and U, respectively, and conclude, therefore, that the Katanga ores are very young, not carbon dating useless. For example, Slusher states:. First, Pb is not absent in the Katanga samples; it simply was not measured. In his report, Nier states:. Actually, in 20 of the 21 samples investigated the amount of common lead is so small that one need not take account of the variations in its composition.
In a number of samples where the abundance of Pb was very low no attempt was made to measure the amount of it as the determination would be of no particular value. Second, the neutron-capture cross sections for Pb and Pb are not equal, as Cook 28 assumes, but differ by a factor of 24 0.
The correct radiometric age is, of course, the scientific value of million years.
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