These will be placed within concentric steel tubes each roughly 50 cm high, according to Thorium Energy World.
In fact, the other 139 crystals show such a confusion of information that a statistician could only conclude that no sensible dates could be extracted from the data. They extracted diamonds from rocks in Zaire and found by the potassium-argon method that they (the diamonds) were six billion years old.
This could, theoretically, be able to use spent fuel from typical uranium fission reactions, according to MIT Technology Review.
The researchers plan to use four ‘crucibles’ containing a mixture of lithium fluoride and thorium fluoride.
Yet here we have it condoned by the top scientific journal in the world. I selected it because it was identified by the journal editors as a significant advance in knowledge. Isotope dating is therefore not the objective, absolute dating method it is often claimed to be.
Second, it is impossible to tell, from the isotope information alone, when the dates are right and when they are wrong.