The Lu–Hf dating of garnets and the ages of the Alpine high-pressure metamorphism

@article{Duchecircne1997TheLD,
  title={The Lu–Hf dating of garnets and the ages of the Alpine high-pressure metamorphism},
  author={S. Duchecircne and Janne Blichert‐Toft and B{\'e}atrice Luais and Philippe Telouk and Jean Marc Lardeaux and Francis Albar{\`e}de},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={387},
  pages={586-589}
}
It remains controversial whether burial and exhumation in mountain belts represent episodic or continuous processes. Regional patterns of crystallization and closure ages of high-pressure rocks may help to discriminate one mode from the other but, unfortunately, metamorphic geochronology suffers from several limitations. Consequently, no consensus exists on the timing of high-pressure metamorphic events, even for the Alps—which have been the subject of two centuries of field work. Here we… 

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