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Y. Amelin, J. Connelly, R.E. Zartman, J.H. Chen, C. Göpel and L.A. Neymark. Promises and problems of modern U-Pb chronometry of meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in revision.

Y. Amelin. U-Pb and Sm-Nd in single titanite grains and metamorphic history of the Itsaq gneisses. Chemical Geology, in revision.

A.N. Krot, Y. Amelin, M. Bizzarro, P. Bland, F.J. Ciesla, J. Connelly, A.M. Davis, G.R. Huss, I.D. Hutcheon, K. Makide, K. Nagashima, S.S. Russell, E.R. D. Scott, K. Thrane, H. Yurimoto, and Q.-Z. Yin. Origin and chronology of chondritic components: review. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in revision.

M. Wadhwa, Y. Amelin, O. Bogdanovski, A. Shukolyukov , G.W. Lugmair  and P. Janney. Ancient relative and absolute ages for a basaltic meteorite: implications for time scales of planetesimal accretion and differentiation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in revision.


Y. Amelin. The U-Pb systematics of angrite Sahara 99555. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, in press (doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.07.008).

B. Jacobsen, Q.-Z. Yin, F. Moynier, Y. Amelin, A.N. Krot, K. Nagashima, I.D. Hutcheon and H. Palme (2008) 26Al-26Mg and 207Pb-206Pb systematics of Allende CAIs: Canonical solar initial 26Al/27Al ratio reinstated. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 272, 353–364.

L.A. Neymark and Y. Amelin (2008) Natural radionuclide mobility and its influence on U-Th-Pb dating of secondary minerals from the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 2067–2089.

J.N. Connelly, Y. Amelin, A.N. Krot and M. Bizzarro (2008) Chronology of the Solar System's oldest solids. Astrophysical Journal, 675, L121–L124.
Y. Amelin (2008) U-Pb ages of angrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 221–232.


M. Wadhwa, Y. Amelin, A.M. Davis, G.W. Lugmair, B. Meyer, M. Gounelle and S.J. Desch. (2007) From Dust to Planetesimals: Implications for the Solar Protoplanetary Disk from Short-lived Radionuclides. Protostars and Planets V (proceedings), pp. 835-848.

Y. Amelin and A.N. Krot (2007) Pb isotopic age of the Allende chondrules. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 42, 1321–1335.

A. Blinova, Y. Amelin and C. Samson (2007) Constraints on the cooling history of the H-chondrite parent body from phosphate and chondrule Pb-isotopic dates from Estacado. Meteoritics & Planetary Sciences 42, 1337–1350.


Y. Amelin and W.J. Davis (2006) Isotopic analysis of lead in sub-nanogram quantities by TIMS using a 202Pb–205Pb spike. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 21, 1053-1061.

C. Zdanowicz, G. Hall, J. Vaive, Y. Amelin, J. Percival, I. Girard, P. Biscaye and A. Bory (2006) Asian dustfall in the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, 3493–3507.

Y. Amelin and M. Back. (2006) Opal as a geochronometer. Chemical Geology 232, 67–86.

Y. Amelin (2006) The prospect of high-precision Pb isotopic dating of meteorites. Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 41, 7-17.


Y. Amelin (2005) A tale of early Earth told in zircons. Science 310, 1914-1915.

Y. Amelin (2005) Meteorite phosphates show constant 176Lu decay rate since 4557 Ma. Science 310, 839-841.

N. T. Kita, G. R. Huss, S. Tachibana, Y. Amelin, L. E. Nyquist and I. D. Hutcheon (2005) Constraints on the Origin of Chondrules and CAIs from Short-lived and Long-lived Radionuclides. In: Chondrites and the Protoplanetary Disk, ASP (Astronomical Society of the Pacific) Conference Series, Vol. 341, A. N. Krot, E. R. D. Scott, & B. Reipurth, eds., pp. 558-587.

D.W. Davis, Y. Amelin, G.M. Nowell and  R.R. Parrish (2005) Hf isotopes in zircon from the western Superior province, Canada: Implications for Archean crustal development and evolution of the depleted mantle reservoir. Precambrian Research 140, 132–156.

A.N. Krot, Y. Amelin, P. Cassen P and Meibom A. (2005) Young chondrules in CB chondrites from a giant impact in the early Solar System. Nature 436 (7053), 989-992.

Y. Amelin, A. Ghosh and E. Rotenberg (2005) Unraveling evolution of chondrite parent asteroids by precise U-Pb dating and thermal modeling. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69, 505-518.

Y. Amelin and W.J. Davis (2005) Geochemical test for branching decay of 176Lu. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69, 465-473.


Y. Amelin. Sm-Nd systematics of zircon (2004) Chemical Geology 211, 375-387.

Y. Amelin and E. Rotenberg (2004) Sm-Nd systematics of chondrites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 223, 267– 282.

S.L. Kamo, G.K. Czamanske, Y. Amelin, V.A. Fedorenko, D.W. Davis and V.R. Trofimov (2003) Rapid eruption of Siberian flood-volcanic rocks and evidence for coincidence with the Permian-Triassic boundary and mass extinction at 251Ma. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 214, 75-91.

R.A. Stern and Y. Amelin (2003) Assessment of errors in SIMS measurement of zircon U-Pb isotopic ages using a natural zircon standard (6266) and NIST SRM 610 glass. Chemical Geology 197, 111-142.

N.S.F. Wilson, J.S. Cline and Y. Amelin (2003) Temperature and timing of secondary mineral precipitation at Yucca Mountain, NV: fluid Inclusion analyses, U-Pb, and U-series dating. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67, 1145–1176.

L. A. Neymark, J. B. Paces and Y. V. Amelin (2003) Reliability of U-Th-Pb Dating of Secondary Silica at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Proceedings of the 10th International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (IHLRWM), Las Vegas, NV, March 30-April 2, 2003, 12 p.


C.T. Barrie, Y. Amelin and E. Pascual (2002) U–Pb geochronology of VMS mineralization in the Iberian Pyrite Belt. Mineralium Deposita 37, 684-703

Y. Amelin, A.N. Krot, I.D. Hutcheon and A.A. Ulyanov (2002) Pb isotopic ages of chondrules and Ca-Al rich inclusions. Science 297, 1678-1683.

Y. Amelin, A.N. Zaitsev (2002) Precise geochronology of phoscorites and carbonatites: The critical role of U-series disequilibrium in age interpretations. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 66, 2399-2419.

J. Ayer, Y. Amelin, F. Corfu, et al. (2002) Evolution of the southern Abitibi greenstone belt based on U-Pb geochronology: autochthonous volcanic construction followed by plutonism, regional deformation and sedimentation. Precambrian Research 115, 63-95.

Ropchan JR, Luinstra B, Fowler AD, et al. (2002) Host-rock and structural controls on the nature and timing of gold mineralization at the Holloway mine, Abitibi Subprovince, Ontario. Economic Geology 97, 291-309.

Neymark LA, Amelin Y, Paces JB, et al.  (2002) U-Pb ages of secondary silica at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: implications for the paleohydrology of the unsaturated zone. Applied Geochemistry 17, 709-734.


E.Y. Rytsk, Y. Amelin, N.G. Rizvanova, et al. Age of rocks in the Baikal-Muya fold belt. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation 9, 315-326


Y. Amelin, D.-C. Lee, A.N. Halliday (2000) Early-middle Archean crustal evolution deduced from Lu-Hf and U-Pb isotopic studies of single zircon grains. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 64, 4205-4225.

L.A. Neymark, Y. Amelin, J.B. Paces (2000) 206Pb-230Th-234U-238U and 207Pb-235U geochronology of Quaternary opal, Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 64, 2913-2928.

Y. Amelin, C. Li, O.V. Valeyev, A.J. Naldrett (2000) Nd-Pb-Sr isotopic systematics of crustal assimilation in the Voisey’s Bay and Mushuau intrusions, Labrador, Canada. Economic Geology, 95, 815-830.

C. Li, P.C. Lightfoot, Y. Amelin, A.J. Naldrett (2000) Contrasting petrological and geochemical relationships in the Voisey’s Bay and Mushuau intrusions, Labrador: Implications for ore genesis and exploration. Economic Geology, 95, 771-790.

Vavassis I., DeBono A., Stampfli G.M., Giorgis D., Valloton A., Amelin Y. (2000) U-Pb and Ar-Ar geochronological data from the Pelagonian basement in Evia (Greece): geodynamic implications for the evolution of Paleotethys. Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen 80, 21-43.


Y. Amelin, D.-C. Lee, A.N. Halliday, R.T. Pidgeon (1999) Nature of the Earth’s earliest crust from hafnium isotopes in single detrital zircons. Nature 399, 252-255.

Y. Amelin, C. Li, A.J. Naldrett (1999) Geochronology of the Voisey’s Bay Intrusion, Labrador, Canada, by precise U-Pb dating of coexisting baddeleyite, zircon, and apatite. Lithos, 47, 33-51.

I.S. Puchtel, A.W. Hofmann, Y. Amelin, C.-D. Garbe-Schönberg, A.V. Samsonov, A.A. Shchipansky (1999) Combined hotspot plume-island arc model for the formation of the 2.9 Ga Sumozero-Kenozero greenstone belt, SE Baltic Shield: Isotope and trace element constraints. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 63, 3579-3595.


Y. Amelin, L.A. Neymark (1998) Lead isotope geochemistry of Paleoproterozoic layered intrusions in the eastern Baltic Shield: U-Th-Pb fractionation in the Archean crust-mantle system. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 62, 493-505.

Y. Amelin. (1998) Geochronology of the Jack Hills detrital zircons by precise U-Pb isotope dilution analysis of crystal fragments. Chemical Geology, 146, 25-38.

E.Y. Rytsk, L.A. Neymark, Y. Amelin (1998) Paleozoic granitoids in the northern part of the Baikalian orogenic area: age and past geodynamic settings. Geotectonics, 32, 379-393.
Y. Amelin, E.Y. Ritsk, L.A. Neymark (1997) Geochronological and Nd-Sr-Pb isotopic study of the relationships between mafic magmatites and ultramafic tectonites in the Chaya massif, Baikal-Muya ophiolite belt. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 148, 299-316.

Y. Amelin, A.M. Larin, R.D. Tucker (1997) Chronology of multiphase emplacement of the Salmi rapakivi granite-anorthosite complex, Baltic Shield: implications for magmatic evolution. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 127, 353-368.

A.M. Larin, Y. Amelin, L.A. Neymark, R.Sh. Krymsky (1997) The origin of the 1.73-1.70 Ga anorogenic Ulkan volcano-plutonic complex, Siberian Platform, Russia: inferences from geochronological, geochemical and Nd-Sr-Pb isotopic data. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, 69, n.3, 295-312.


Y. Amelin, V.S. Semenov (1996) Nd and Sr isotope geochemistry of mafic layered intrusions in the eastern Baltic Shield: implications for the sources and contamination of Paleoproterozoic continental mafic magmas. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 124, 255-272.

Y. Amelin, L.A. Neymark, E.Y. Ritsk, A.A. Nemchin (1996) Enriched Nd-Sr-Pb isotopic signatures in the Dovyren layered intrusion, Eastern Siberia: evidence for source contamination by ancient upper crustal material. Chemical Geology, 129, 39-69.

Ye.V. Khain, Y. Amelin, A.E. Izokh (1996) Sm-Nd data on the age of the ultrabasite-basite complexes in the Western Mongolia subduction zone. Transactions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Earth Science Sections 344, n.7, 124-130.


Y. Amelin, L.M. Heaman, V.S. Semenov (1995) U-Pb geochronology of layered mafic intrusions in the eastern Baltic Shield: implications for the timing and duration of Paleoproterozoic continental rifting. Precambrian Research, 75,  31-46.

V.S. Baykova, Y. Amelin (1995) The Sm-Nd age of the Gashunnur Dike Complex, Mongolia. Transactions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Earth Science Sections 336, n.4, 40-44.


Y. Amelin, L.M. Heaman, V.M. Verkhogliad, V.M. Skobelev (1994) Geochronological constraints on the emplacement history of an anorthosite-rapakivi granite suite: U-Pb zircon and baddeleyite study of the Korosten complex, Ukraine. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 116, 411-419.

L.A. Neymark, Y. Amelin, A.M. Larin (1994) Pb-Nd-Sr isotopic and geochemical constraints on the origin of the 1.54-1.56 Ga Salmi rapakivi-granite-anorthosite batholith (Karelia, Russia). Mineralogy and Petrology, 50, 173-193.


I.M. Gorokhov, M.S. Dufour, L.A. Neymark, Y. Amelin, G.V. Ovchinnikova, B.M. Gorokhovskii (1993) Early Paleozoic Gondwana fragments in the nappes of the Central Pamirs and Lesser Himalayas: geochemical and isotopic characteristics. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation 1, 250-263.

1992 and earlier

I.N. Tolstikhin, V.S. Dokuchaeva, I.L. Kamensky, Y. Amelin (1992) Juvenile helium in ancient rocks: II. U-He, K-Ar, Sm-Nd and Rb-Sr systematics in the Monche Pluton. 3He/4He ratios frozen in uranium-free ultramafic rocks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 56, 987-999.

A.M. Larin, Y. Amelin, L.A. Neymark (1991) Age and origin of complex skarn ores of the Pitkaranta ore district. Geology of Ore Deposits, n.6, 15-33 (in Russian)

S.I. Turchenko, V.S. Semenov, Y. Amelin et al. (1991) The Early Proterozoic riftogenic belt of Northern Karelia and associated Cu-Ni, PGE and Cu-Au mineralizations. Geol. Förenin. i Stockholm Förhand. 113, 70-72.

Y. Amelin, E.R. Drubetskoy, P. Monchev et al. (1989) Isotope geochemical investigation of the Vitosha pluton. Izvestija (reports) of the USSR Acad. Sci., Geol. Series., n.12, 54-64 (in Russian).

Y. Amelin, I.V. Murin (1983) Tysonite-type solid electrolytes based on BiF3. Bull. Leningrad Univ., n.22 (in Russian).

I.V. Murin, A.M. Andreev, Y. Amelin (1982) Electrical conductivity of complex fluorides MIF-Th(U)F4 and MIIF -Th(U)F4. Bull. Leningrad Univ., n.10, 39-43 (in Russian).

I.V. Murin, O.V. Glumov, Y. Amelin (1980) The mechanism of ionic transport in LaF3. J. Appl. Chem (Moscow), 53, n.7, 1474-1478 (in Russian)