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Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt "Faux Amphibolite" Quebec Canada

Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt "Faux Amphibolite" Hudson Bay Canada
Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt "Faux Amphibolite" Hudson Bay Canada
Item# JPT-Nuv18
Regular price: $320.00
Sale price: $295.00
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Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt "Faux Amphibolite" Hudson Bay Canada
The oldest known rocks on Earth are currently the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt, which are an exposed geological formation on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay, northern Quebec, Canada. This Greenstone Belt is unique beyond all the other Greenstone Belt rock formations not only because it has rocks called “faux amphibolites,” but it also might contain some of the oldest early traces of life for our planet.

The Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt beats in age some of the previously oldest known rocks from Canada, with an age date of 3780-4321 MA.

The only older crustal material is from isolated mineral grains and are called zircons, which come from the Jacks Hills, in Australia. The zircons from this locality are the oldest minerals on Earth and are about 4.36 billion years old.

The data from the findings about the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt give researchers a new window on the early separation of Earth’s mantle from the crust in the Hadean Era.

This type of rock implies that a shallow ocean had already existed 300 million years after the Earth’s formation. It raises a puzzling question as to bacteria and “bugs,” as they are thought to be needed to precipitate iron availability for the formation of this type of rock. The Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt has currently been found to contain traces of the oldest form of life, with an age date of about 3.8 Ga.- 4.0+Ga.

Specimen size: 29mm H X 21mm W X 5mm D

Legally obtained in a scientific materials trade with a scientific institution.

Stands and cube not included. Shipped in a perky display box with tag, information and Certificate of Authenticity.

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