Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΧΡΟΝΟΛΟΓΗΣΕΙΣ / Geochronology
CodeGMO 542Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID40001844

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students are expected to learn about: The Geology and time the relative age determination of the rocks, the absolute age determination of the rocks and the geological processes the isotopes and the radioactivity the methods of analysis and the Mass spectrometry the Rb-Sr Method of geochronology the K-Ar and Ar-Ar methods of geochronology the U-Pb method of geochronology the Sm-Nd method of geochronology the C-14 method of geochronology the Re-Os method of geochronology
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Geology and time, Relative age determination, Absolute age determination, Atoms-Isotopes-Radioactivity, Methods of analysis-Mass spectrometer, Rb-Sr Method, K-Ar and Ar-Ar methods, U-Pb method, Sm-Nd method, C-14 method, Re-Os method, case studies.
Dating of rocks, Dating of geological processes, isotopes, Geochronology of rocks in Greece
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page. 2) The teacher communicates with students through e-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment270.9
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1. Κασώλη-Φουρναράκη Α. (1997). Γεωχρονολογήσεις. Σημειώσεις, Τμήμα Γεωλογίας, Α.Π.Θ., σελ. 69. 2. Σολδάτος Τ. (2009). Γεωχρονολογήσεις. Σημειώσεις, Τμήμα Γεωλογίας, Α.Π.Θ., σελ. 398. 3. Soldatos, T., & Christofides, G. (1986). Rb–Sr geochronology and origin of the Elatia Pluton, Central Rhodope, North Greece. Geologica Balcanica, 16(1), 15-23. 4. Soldatos, T., Koroneos, A., Christofides, G., & Del Moro, A. (2001). Geochronology and origin of the Elatia plutonite (Hellenic Rhodope Massif, N. Greece) constrained by new Sr isotopic data. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie-Abhandlungen, 179-209. 5. Christofides, G., Pecskay, Z., Eleftheriadis, G., Soldatos, T, & Koroneos, A. (2004). The Tertiary Evros volcanic rocks (Thrace, northeastern Greece): petrology and K/Ar geochronology. GEOLOGICA CARPATHICA-BRATISLAVA-, 55(5), 397-410. 6. Soldatos, T., Koroneos, A., Kamenov, B. K., Peytcheva, I., von Quadt, A., Christofides, G., ... & Sang, H. (2008). New U–Pb and Ar–Ar mineral ages for the Barutin-Buynovo-Elatia-Skaloti-Paranesti batholith (Bulgaria and Greece): Refinement of its debatable age. Geochem Mineral Petrol, 46, 85-102. 7. Πιπερά Κ. (2008). Χρονολόγηση πετρογραφικών τύπων του Πλοθτωνίτης της Σιθωνίας με K-Ar σε ορυκτά. Μεταπτυχιακή διατριβή ειδίκευσης, Τμήμα Γεωλογίας, Α.Π.Θ. σελ. 88. 9. PG Spry, RD Mathur, TA Bonsall, PC Voudouris & V Melfos (2014). Re–Os isotope evidence for mixed source components in carbonate-replacement Pb–Zn–Ag deposits in the Lavrion district, Attica, Greece. Mineralogy and Petrology, in press, DOI 10.1007/s00710-013-0314-2. 10. Stein, H. J., Markey, R. J., Morgan, J. W., Du, A., & Sun, Y. (1997). Highly precise and accurate Re-Os ages for molybdenite from the East Qinling molybdenum belt, Shaanxi Province, China. Economic Geology, 92(7-8), 827-835 11. Shen, J. J., Papanastassiou, D. A., & Wasserburg, G. J. (1996). Precise Re Os determinations and systematics of iron meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 60(15), 2887-2900. 12. Smoliar, M. I., Walker, R. J., & Morgan, J. W. (1996). Re-Os ages of group IIA, IIIA, IVA, and IVB iron meteorites. Science, 271(5252), 1099-1102.
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