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View Resource Stable Isotopes and Mineral Resource Investigations in the United States

This USGS handout is a page providing a good, brief summary of stable isotope techniques and applications in the geosciences. A map indicating the locations of current USGS stable isotopic studies accompanies the text. A discussion of mineral weathering effects and case studies from ore deposits in Maine and North Carolina complement the general overview.

https://pubs.usgs.gov/info/seal2/
View Resource Tritium/Helium-3 Dating

First, the USGS summarizes the use of tritium and helium-3 for dating geologically young groundwater (1). Researchers can find the conditions needed to solve the helium isotope mass balance as well as equations and corrections needed to obtain the age of water. The second website, provided by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, discusses the presence of tritium and helium...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2005/0204#TopicInDepth