Cosmic-Ray Exposure Age of the Farmington Meteorite from Radioactive Isotopes

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Science  08 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3593, pp. 673-674
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3593.673


The cosmic-ray exposure age of the Farmington meteorite was found to be greater than 7000 years from the ratio of the carbon-14 and argon-39 present and less than 25,000 years from the ratio of the aluminum-26 and argon-39 present. This exposure age is about an order of magnitude smaller than was estimated previously.