Weatherability of Zircon
One of my research interests is to understand how depositional environment chemistry could affect
zircon (ZrSiO4) in terms of geochronology. Zircon is recognized as a resilient mineral capable of surviving
billions of years, and often used for U-Pb geochronology. My goal is to study how different depositional
environments and their chemistry can affect individual zircon grains by causing more Pb loss in certain
environments compared to others therefore producing younger zircon dates.