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These cases are due to trapped modern argon, either atmospheric argon or argon dissolved in ground water.

The cure for this problem is pretty straightforward.

For every 100 K-40 atoms that decay, 11 become Ar-40.

The others decay to Ca-40, which is the only natural isotope of calcium.

K-Ar Decay Profile Clicking on the "Show Movie" button below will bring up an animation that illustrates how a K-Ar sample is processed and the calculations involved in arriving at a date.

This is actually a mini-simulator, in that it processes a different sample each time and generates different dates.

Radiometric dating utilizes the decay rates of certain radioactive atoms to date rocks or artifacts.

Uniformitarian geologists consider this form of dating strong evidence that the Earth is billions of years old.

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