Age Determination of a Glacial Erratic in Columbus, Ohio
Creators:Peters, Robert L.
MetadataShow full item record
Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v72 n2 (March, 1972), 87-90
The age of a large glacial erratic boulder located in front of Orton Hall on The Ohio State University campus was measured by the whole-rock Rb-Sr method and was found to be 998±82 million years. This date falls within the time interval of the Grenville Orogeny and suggests that the boulder originated from the Grenville Province of the Precambrian Shield of Canada
Author Institution: Department of Geology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Rights:Reproduction of articles for non-commercial educational or research use granted without request if credit to The Ohio State University and The Ohio Academy of Science is given.
Items in Knowledge Bank are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.