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Further, the processes of erosion and crustal recycling have apparently destroyed all of the earliest surface.

The oldest rocks which have been found so far (on the Earth) date to about 3.8 to 3.9 billion years ago (by several radiometric dating methods).

he generally accepted age for the Earth and the rest of the solar system is about 4.55 billion years (plus or minus about 1%).

This value is derived from several different lines of evidence.

And from the slope of the line we can compute the amount of time which has passed since the pool of matter became separated into individual objects.

See the Isochron Dating FAQ or Faure (1986, chapter 18) for technical detail.

Unfortunately, the age cannot be computed directly from material that is solely from the Earth.