Apatite and Zircon Image Gallery


Zircon from the Tardree Rhyolite (Co. Antrim)


Apatite from the Cheviot granite, NE England, showing a moderate spontaneous track density


Euhedral apatite grain with overgrowth


Induced fission tracks in Durango apatite; unannealed



Induced fission tracks in Durango apatite; annealed 310C, 1hr


Induced fission tracks in Durango apatite; annealed 352C, 1hr


grain - mica pair, as counted in the external detector method (courtesy Prof. A.J.W. Gleadow).

Horizontal confined tracks in apatite. The longest is ~15m.


Partially dissolved apatite grain: Millstone grit (Namurian), Pennines, England


Rounded apatite grain


Induced fission tracks in Durango apatite; annealed 260C, 1hr


Induced fission tracks in Durango apatite; annealed 336C, 1hr


Induced fission tracks in Durango apatite; annealed 366C, 1hr
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