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Understanding Our Planet Through Chemistry

The Central Region's Mineral Resource Surveys Understanding Our Planet Through Chemistry Web site shows how chemists and geologists use analytical chemistry to determine the age of the Earth. The various topics covered include: elements, isotopes, and radioactivity; global change in the geologic past; cleaning up coal burning; and mapping stream sediments for resource exploration, among others. The articles are written by various USGS personnel and include interesting photographs, illustrations, and other relevant learning materials.
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August 23rd, 2002
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April 8th, 2003 at 9:26am
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May 2nd, 2007 at 9:10am
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