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Subject: Is it possible to tell the age of groundwater

Date: Sun Nov 5 00:12:23 2000
Posted by Geoff
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: No school entered.
City: Christchurch State/Province: Canterbury Country: New Zealand
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 973401143.Es

I heard somwhere that it is possible to tell the "age" of groundwater (the 
year it was last on the surface of the earth) through a "signature" of an 
isotope left on the water when it was last on the surface.
I have a well / bore that is very deep and am curious to ascertain the 
"age" of the water.
can anyone help?

Re: Is it possible to tell the age of groundwater

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