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Therefore, during volcanic eruptions, any argon that is present escapes from the rock.
But after the rock solidifies, any potassium-40 that is present continues to decay, and the argon-40 that is produced cannot escape from the rock.
Notes.5 Dating using Annually-Banded Records5.1 Introduction.5.2 Dendrochronology.5.3 Varve chronology.5.4 Lichenometry.5.5 Annual layers in glacier ice.5.6 Other media dated by annual banding.
Notes.6 Relative Dating Methods.6.1 Introduction.6.2 Rock surface weathering.6.3 Obsidian hydration dating.6.4 Pedogenesis.6.5 Relative dating of fossil bone. Notes.7 Techniques for Establishing Age Equivalence.7.1 Introduction.7.2 Oxygen isotope chronstratigraphy.7.3 Tephrochronology.7.4 Palaeomagnetism.7.5 Palaeosols.
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The results came back dating the rock to 350,000 years old, with certain compounds within it as old as 2.8 million years. Austin's conclusion is that radiometric dating is uselessly unreliable. Austin chose a dating technique that is inappropriate for the sample tested, and charged that he deliberately used the wrong experiment in order to promote the idea that science fails to show that the Earth is older than the Bible claims.
Yet the experiment remains as one of the cornerstones of the Young Earth movement.
Thus, geologists use potassium-argon dating to measure the age of volcanic rocks.
If the concentration of argon-40 is almost zero, then the rock was formed recently.