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The helium leakage rate has been determined in several experiments.2 All measurements are in agreement.
Helium diffuses so rapidly that all the helium in these zircon crystals should have leaked out in less than 100,000 years.
Because helium is the second lightest element and a noble gas—meaning it does not combine with other atoms—it readily diffuses (leaks) out and eventually escapes into the atmosphere.
Helium diffuses so rapidly that all the helium should have leaked out in less than 100,000 years. While drilling deep Precambrian (pre-Flood) granitic rocks in New Mexico, geologists extracted samples of zircon (zirconium silicate) crystals from different depths.
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Award Abstract for MRI 1826921: This project will establish a laboratory with state-of-the-art instruments for measuring noble gases in rock, mineral, and water samples, for geochronologic and geochemical studies in Earth, planetary, and environmental science.
Yet radioactive rocks in the earth’s crust contain a lot of helium.This project will also enable hands-on research training for students who will use the instruments and laboratory, helping them develop the quantitative and technical skills and experience for Earth, planetary, and environmental science.The centerpiece of the laboratory will be a new multi-collector gas-source sector mass spectrometer and sample introduction equipment including devices for extracting gases using resistance (furnace) and laser heating, crushing of fluid-inclusions, and exsolution from fluids.One critic suggested the helium didn’t all come from uranium decay in the zircon crystals but a lot diffused into them from the surrounding minerals.But this proposal ignores measurements showing that less helium gas is in the surrounding minerals.