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However, there are a lot of other nuclide pairs that could potentially be used for this purpose.
There are really two reasons one might want to use a different nuclide pair — first, one can’t find quartz; second, the new nuclide pair would give a more precise age in the time range of interest.
Because it’s pretty rare not to be able to find quartz, the second reason — potentially reduced uncertainty or a wider age range — is really the key reason to think about burial-dating with other nuclide pairs.
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This post is about cosmogenic-nuclide burial dating, and how to make it better.