First-order error analysis and Monte Carlo simulation (of cores from Florida PIRLA lakes) are used as independent estimates of dating uncertainty.CRS-model dates average less than 1% older than Monte Carlo median dates, but the difference increases non-linearly with age to a maximum of 11% at 160 years.However, certain work activities can give rise to significantly enhanced exposures that may need to be controlled by regulation.
Equipment is available for sediment coring with gravity corers, Livingstone corers, surface piston corers, and more than 70 meters of lightweight magnesium-zirconium drive rod.
During deposition of the late Upper Roan and Dipeta subgroups, a period of 'renewed extension' commenced, reflected by a ~30 to 100 km wide by ~500 km long corridor of gabbroic and lesser felsic intrusions, and an associated volcanic belt of thin mafic lavas and tuffs emplaced from ~765 to 735 Ma.
All minerals and raw materials contain radionuclides of natural origin.
In addition, the structural architecture in Zambia is characterised by thrusted Palaeo- to Mesoproterozoic metamorphic basement inliers and folded Neoproterozoic sedimentary host rocks, in contrast to the thin skinned deformation of the hosts in the DRC, without involvement of basement.
Mineralisation within the Central African Copperbelt is hosted within the Neoproterozoic Katanga Supergroup, an intracontinental rift basin sequence, comprising the Roan, Nguba and Kundelungu groups.
First-order errors increase exponentially with calculated CRS-model dates, with the largest 95% confidence interval in the bottommost datable section being 155±90 years, and the smallest being 128±8 years.