Question: What is the most common way to date a rock?

Most absolute dates for rocks are obtained with radiometric methods. These use radioactive minerals in rocks as geological clocks. The atoms of some chemical elements have different forms, called isotopes. These break down over time in a process scientists call radioactive decay.Most absolute dates

Which rock type is easiest to date?

Of the three basic rock types, igneous rocks are most suited for radiometric dating. Metamorphic rocks may also be radiometrically dated.

Where is the youngest crust on Earth is found?

mid-ocean ridges Mapping and Dating the Least Known Part of Earth The youngest crust of the ocean floor can be found near the seafloor spreading centers or mid-ocean ridges. As the plates split apart, magma rises from below the Earths surface to fill in the empty void.

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