Stromatolite reef from the Early Archaean era of Australia

  title={Stromatolite reef from the Early Archaean era of Australia},
  author={Abigail C. Allwood and Malcolm R. Walter and Balz S. Kamber and C. P. Marshall and Ian W. Burch},
The 3,430-million-year-old Strelley Pool Chert (SPC) (Pilbara Craton, Australia) is a sedimentary rock formation containing laminated structures of probable biological origin (stromatolites). Determining the biogenicity of such ancient fossils is the subject of ongoing debate. However, many obstacles to interpretation of the fossils are overcome in the SPC because of the broad extent, excellent preservation and morphological variety of its stromatolitic outcrops—which provide comprehensive… CONTINUE READING
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