Potassium argon dating granite

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Many factors can spoil the sample before testing as well, exposing the sample to heat or direct light may cause some of the electrons to dissipate, causing the item to date younger.

Because of these and other factors, Thermoluminescence is at the most about 15% accurate.

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Potassium-40 is a radioactive isotope of potassium that decays into argon-40.This is a radiometric technique since it is based on radioactive decay.