The method does not count beta particles but the number of carbon atoms present in the sample and the proportion of the isotopes. Samples that have been radiocarbon dated since the inception of the method include charcoal, wood, twigs, seeds, bones, shells, leather, peat, lake mud, soil, hair, pottery, pollen, wall paintings, corals, blood residues, fabrics, paper or parchment, resins, and water, among others.Physical and chemical pretreatments are done on these materials to remove possible contaminants before they are analyzed for their radiocarbon content.A coalified stump found in the Upper Permian coal bed in Sydney, Australia was assigned an age of 250 million years according to the geologic column.It carbon dated to an uncorrected 'age' of 33,700 ± 400 years BP. Chaffin (El Cajon, California: Institute for Creation Research, and Chino Valley, Arizona: Creation Research Society, 2005), pp. Diamonds are the the hardest known naturally occurring substance and the chemical construction make them highly resistant to contamination.Not only does the presence of carbon-14 indicate this fossil is not millions of years old but this is just one of several cases that the dinosaur fossil was not even completely fossilized indicating a recent burial. The carbon years before present (YBP) have not been corrected with the assumptions above and don't conflict with a 6,000 year old earth.Any percentage modern carbon (p MC) above 0.01 support the biblical age of the earth and is proof that fossils and rock layers are not millions of years old.Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is a modern radiocarbon dating method that is considered to be the more efficient way to measure radiocarbon content of a sample.In this method, the carbon 14 content is directly measured relative to the carbon 12 and carbon 13 present. Some inorganic matter, like a shell’s aragonite component, can also be dated as long as the mineral’s formation involved assimilation of carbon 14 in equilibrium with the atmosphere.
Plants and animals assimilate carbon 14 from carbon dioxide throughout their lifetimes. Any loss of carbon-14 during fossilization or from exposure over the years would cause the sample to carbon date to an older age.In permineralization the minerals fill in the empty spaces to form a fossil, but in petrification the minerals completely replace the original cellular material and the C.A petrified wood inclusion in the Middle Triassic Hawkesbury Sandstone was assigned an age of 225-230 million years according to the geologic column.It carbon dated to an uncorrected 'age' of 33,720 ± 430 years BP.
Ten coal samples from Eocene, Cretaceous, and Pennsylvanian geological formations that supposedly formed 40 million to 300 million years ago. Significant levels of carbon-14 found inside diamonds indicate they have an uncorrected 'age' of 55,000 years BP.