Problems with dating metamorphic rocks

However, from a biblical perspective the earth was created by God on Day 1 of the Creation Week before the sun and the rest of the solar system were created on Day 4, all only about 6000 or so years ago.Yet the earth would still have had an initial (created) Pb isotopic endowment.

All the unprovable assumptions ultimately depend on an assumed deep time history.

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QUESTION: Can we date sedimentary rocks using radiometric dating techniques?

ANSWER: Sedimentary rocks cannot be dated directly using radiometric dating, which is based on the idea that when rocks are in liquid form, their radiometric clock resets.

Dating the particles which make up the rock wouldn’t give you the age of the rock itself.

In addition, the redeposition process upsets the conditions necessary to achieve accurate results through radiometric dating.

Various methods have been devised to determine this initial or common Pb, but all involve making unprovable assumptions.

Zircon does incorporate initial Pb when it crystallizes. It cannot be proven that the Pb in apparently cogenetic U- or Th-free minerals is only initial Pb, and that it is identical to the initial Pb in the mineral being dated.

Magmatic zircon in high-grade metamorphic rocks is often characterized by complex textures as revealed by cathodoluminenscence (CL) that result from multiple episodes of recrystallization, overgrowth, Pb-loss and modifications through fluid-induced disturbances of the crystal structure and the original U-Th-Pb isotopic systematics.