Question: Which type of rock is radioactive dating most accurate?

Radioactive dating is a method of dating rocks and minerals using radioactive isotopes. This method is useful for igneous and metamorphic rocks, which cannot be dated by the stratigraphic correlation method used for sedimentary rocks. Over 300 naturally-occurring isotopes are known.Radioactive dating is a method of dating rocks and minerals using radioactive isotopes

Which radioactive elements is the most accurate in dating fossils?

Uranium-Lead (U-Pb) dating is the most reliable method for dating Quaternary sedimentary carbonate and silica, and fossils particulary outside the range of radiocarbon.

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