Table 1. 

Summary of Yb–Lu–Hf systematics of reference zircons

Reference samplenPresent dayt (Ma)Initial
176Yb/177Hf176Lu/177Hf176Hf/177Hf178Hf/177Hf(176Hf/177Hf)tt
915001290.01200.00030.2823011.4672810650.282295
2 SD0.00430.000050.0000800.000180.000079
Mud Tank5090.00150.000030.2825091.467277320.282509
2 SD0.00100.000020.0000500.000100.000050
Temora-21720.0399*0.00110.2826991.467274180.282690
2 SD0.02810.00070.0000650.000100.000063
GJ-11150.00960.000280.2820181.467276080.282015
2 SD0.00240.000020.0000620.000120.000062
  • Literature values (solution data): 91500: 0.282306 ± 8; Mud Tank: 0.282507 ± 6; Temora-2: 0.285686 ± 8 (Woodhead & Hergt 2005); GJ-1: 0.281998 ± 7 (Gerdes & Zeh 2006). n, number of analyses.

  • *Observed range of 176Yb/177Hf in Temora-2: 0.0136–0.0922.