Globally asynchronous sulphur isotope signals require re-definition of the Great Oxidation Event

  title={Globally asynchronous sulphur isotope signals require re-definition of the Great Oxidation Event},
  author={Pascal Philippot and Jana{\'i}na N {\'A}vila and Bryan A Killingsworth and Svetlana Tessalina and Franck Baton and Tom Caquineau and {\'E}lodie Muller and Ernesto Pecoits and Pierre Cartigny and Stefan V Lalonde and Trevor R Ireland and Christophe Thomazo and M J Van Kranendonk and Vincent Busigny},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
The Great Oxidation Event (GOE) has been defined as the time interval when sufficient atmospheric oxygen accumulated to prevent the generation and preservation of mass-independent fractionation of sulphur isotopes (MIF-S) in sedimentary rocks. Existing correlations suggest that the GOE was rapid and globally synchronous. Here we apply sulphur isotope analysis of diagenetic sulphides combined with U-Pb and Re-Os geochronology to document the sulphur cycle evolution in Western Australia spanning… CONTINUE READING

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