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Jack Hills Zircon Metaconglomerate Australia [308 gm - 4.4 Ga]

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

$695.00
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The Jack Hills Zircon Metaglomerate: A Window into Earth’s Ancient Past

Unveiling Earth’s Oldest Material

This extraordinary Jack Hills Zircon Metaglomerate came from Erawondoo Hill, Narryer Gneiss Terrane, Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia. This area is, situated approximately 130 kilometers west-northwest of Meekatharra in Western Australia. It holds a remarkable secret: it contains some of the oldest material ever discovered on our planet. These ancient zircon crystals, dating back a staggering 4.4 billion years, provide invaluable insights into Earth's earliest age - the Hadean Eon, Cryptic era!

Microscopic Treasures

Scientists have meticulously studied over 100,000 microscopic zircons from the Jack Hills region. These tiny crystals, embedded within rocks, offer a captivating glimpse into the conditions that prevailed during Earth’s formative years. The age of these zircons suggests that Earth’s crust began to take shape at least 4.4 billion years ago—a revelation that challenges our understanding of our planet’s early history.

Earth’s Fiery Origins

The Jack Hills zircons crystallized when Earth was still cooling down from its fiery origins. Their existence implies that temperatures were low enough for liquid water, oceans, and a hydrosphere shortly after the planet’s crust solidified from a sea of molten rock. These ancient crystals serve as a testament to Earth’s resilience and its remarkable ability to preserve its geological history over eons.

Size of Jack Hills Metaconglomerate: 

Size of specimen: 106mm L X 85mm W X 24mm D, Weight: 308 grams. It ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag, tag stand, and information about Jack Hills Zircons.

A Captivating Legacy

This is a chance to buy a premium specimen of Jack Hills Zircon Metaglomerate. It offers a rare glimpse into Earth’s distant past and the extraordinary processes that shaped it. As we study these ancient zircons, we gain a deeper appreciation for the remarkable journey our planet has undertaken since its formation about at 4.5 billion years.

 

 

This Jack Hills metaconglomerate ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag, tag stand, and information about Jack Hills Zircons.