Dating of Fossil Bones by the Fluorine Method

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Science  20 Apr 1962:
Vol. 136, Issue 3512, pp. 241-244
DOI: 10.1126/science.136.3512.241


In the light of the discussion presented here, we may conclude that fluorine dating is subject to many uncertainties. While the geochemical and geological uncertainties have been recognized (24), numerous crystalchemical concepts concerning the nature of the carbonate-apatite minerals have been almost completely disregarded.