U-Pb Ages from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, China

@article{Condon2005UPbAF,
  title={U-Pb Ages from the Neoproterozoic Doushantuo Formation, China},
  author={Daniel Condon and Maoyan Zhu and Samuel A. Bowring and Wei Wang and Aihua Yang and Yu-gan Jin},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={308},
  pages={95 - 98}
}
U-Pb zircon dates from volcanic ash beds within the Doushantuo Formation (China) indicate that its deposition occurred between 635 and 551 million years ago. The base records termination of the global-scale Marinoan glaciation and is coeval with similar dated rocks from Namibia, indicating synchronous deglaciation. Carbon isotopic and sequence-stratigraphic data imply that the spectacular animal fossils of the Doushantuo Formation are for the most part younger than 580 million years old. The… 

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