(Article of periodic en Français - 1985)

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Cinétique du concrétionnement dans quelques grottes belges: apport des datations 14C et 230 Th/234U. (Kinetics of speleothems growth in some Belgian caves as inferred from 14C and U-series dating)

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Over 60 14C analyses on speleothems. First results of 230 Th/234U dating indicate a period of speleothem growth between 85 and 130 ka BP. A slowdown or maybe an interruption of the calcite deposition occurred during the cold phases of the Quaternary which are in the range of the applied methods (about 0-30 ka BP and 5-350 ka BP for 14C dating and 5-350 ka BP for 230Th/234U dating). Speleothems developed in Holocene and Eemian show vertical growth rates from 0,2 to 0,3 cm. 100 Years I. (LW).


Article of periodic

published at : Annales de la Société géologique de Belgique Liège

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 108 [pp. 267-273]

Bibliographic references : 18 réf.



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