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Non radiometric dating

One of the largest mass movements in the Alps, the fossil Fernpass rockslide in the Northern Calcareous Alps (Tyrol, Austria), was dated absolutely for the first time.

Zircon has played an important role during the evolution of radiometric dating.

Thus the intensively structured present morphology, characterised by the well-known cone-shaped Toma-hills and several lakes in the depressions, is indicative of primary rockslide morphology and clearly not shaped by late-glacial ice as assumed formerly.

Recent advances in the field of geochronology have led to a greater understanding of the scale and duration of geological processes.

Color in this red or pink series is annealed in geological conditions above temperatures of around 400 °C.), one of the most refractory materials known.