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The enduring lead paradox

Nature Geoscience volume 1, pages 812813 (2008) | Download Citation

The Earth's known rock reservoirs contain more radiogenic lead than expected on average. Mantle-derived rocks with highly unradiogenic lead — as discovered in the Horoman massif — may bear witness to a previously unsampled, complementary reservoir.

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  1. Albrecht W. Hofmann is at the Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Geochemistry Division, Postfach 3060, 55020 Mainz, Germany.  hofmann@mpch-mainz.mpg.de

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