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Some of the oldest known rock formations formed over 3700 million

Some of the oldest known rock formations formed over 3700 million

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Layer-deflecting bright red concretion of haematitic chert (an iron-rich and silica-rich rock), which contains tubular and filamentous microfossils.

Some of the oldest known rock formations, formed over 3,700 million years ago, include banded iron layers. Banded layers rich in iron were mostly …

Banded iron formation

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In situ brecciated centimetre-layered tidal sedimentary chert from the top of the Panorama Fm. Earth PhotosGeologyThe ...

This photo provided by Allen Nutman shows a rock with stromatolites, tiny layered structures from

Tiny bumps between 0.5 and 1.5 inches tall found embedded in a rocky outcrop in Greenland

... oldest known life forms on Earth. It ...

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Jack Hills, home of the world's oldest known mineral grains - Archean conglomerate from Jack Hills in the northwest Murchison contains the world's oldest ...

Haematite tubes from the hydrothermal vent deposits in Quebec, Canada that represent the oldest microfossils and evidence for life on Earth.

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Oldest evidence of life on land found in billion-year-old Australian rocks - Ridges in the ancient Dresser Formation in the Pilbara Craton of Western ...

Greenland's melting ice sheet is enabling the study of some of the world's oldest rocks. Here researchers examine rocks in Greenland, where 3.7 billion year ...

Stromatolites at dawn, Shark Bay, Western Australia. Up until now these 3.5bn

A close-up of one of the stromatolite layers

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Stromatolites are evidence of changing chemistry on Earth

Banded iron formations were formed under conditions in ancient oceans that were quite different from today

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Ironstones are a group of iron-rich sedimentary rocks. They are potential iron ores and have a characteristic rust-coloured appearance on weathering.

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Banded ironstone formations

Stromatolites in the Soeginina Beds (Paadla Formation, Ludlow, Silurian) near Kübassaare,

Young poorly crystalline graphite in the >3.8-Gyr-old Nuvvuagittuq banded iron formation | Nature Geoscience

Surface processes preserved in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa.

Strelley Pool stromatolites

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2.1 billion year old rock showing banded iron formation

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... of microorganisms in Canada that are between 3.8 and 4.3 billion years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on the Earth.

Timeline of early Earth history from its formation as a molten, magma ball, through the hellish Hadean and into the Archean. Oldest direct fossil evidence ...

This banded rock formation in Pilbara Craton, West Australia, is where William Schopf found purported ancient microfossils in 1979 that have become known as ...

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fossil known so far would be found among some microbial formations found in Greenland with a 3,700 million years , according to Wednesday described in a ...

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Fig. 2 Typical pillow with concentric flow banding, in its true stratigraphic orientation.

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Microscopic iron-carbonate (white) rosette with concentric layers of quartz inclusions (grey) and a core of a single quartz crystal with tiny (nanoscopic) ...

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Figure 5. Field setting of the ~3.85 Ga tonalite sheet G93/05.

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Close-up of banded iron formation specimen from Upper Michigan.

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Water flowing over iron-rich beds in Rio Tinto, Spain

Molybdenite is an important ore of molybdenum and is the most common source of the metal

Left: an overturned limb of the Isua outcropping. Right: a detailed area of