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Isua Banded Iron Formation Greenland [24 gm ~ 3.7 Ga]

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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The Isua Greenstone Belt Banded Iron Formation is home to some of the oldest rocks on Earth, dated at ~3.7 Ga. It has recently gained additional notoriety when it was discovered it holds the record of Earth's earliest magnetic field. It has also been linked to potentially containing the oldest life on Earth, a discovery that continues to captivate scientists and researchers alike!

The Isua Greenstone Belt is a rich source of metamorphosed volcanic and sedimentary rocks. In a groundbreaking discovery in 2016, scientists found potential evidence of life in small carbon blobs with the carbon isotopic compositions of living materials. However, this finding is still a subject of intense debate, highlighting the dynamic and evolving nature of scientific research.

There is a fragile line between the biogenic and abiogenic world, and therein lies the problem. Nonetheless, the evolution of life in a possibly Hadean and Archean world continues to captivate researchers. The search continues as the boundaries of our understanding of evolutionary mechanisms, pathways, and chemical processes continues to change.

The specimen size: 35mm H X 23mm W X 19mm D. Specimen weight: 23.9 grams. This specimen was legally obtained.

The photos are of the front, and back, vertical and horizontal positions.

This Isua Banded Iron ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag, tag stand and information about the Isua Greenstone Belt. Acrylic stand and photographic cube not included. 

Isua Greenstone Belt Banded Iron makes a terrific addition to any serious geological collection! This is a rare opportunity to obtain a specimen of this rare rock.

This scientific material is Guaranteed Authentic. It was professionally and legally collected and arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity.