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Nuvvuagittuq Garnet Faux Amphibolite [1,214 gm ~ 4.3 Ga]

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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The Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt, a true rarity in the world of geology, is a treasure trove of geological wonders. Nestled in northern Quebec, Canada, and Hudson Bay, it is believed to be the oldest rock formation on ancient Earth, dating back a staggering ~ 4.3 Ga. This unique belt offers an extremely rare glimpse into the stages of early rock formation on Earth, bridging a geological timeline between the Hadean and early Archean eons.

The volcanic-sedimentary origin of this specimen is evident in its composition. Garnets, abundant in this rock, are a testament to the intense heat and pressure it has endured over millions of years. These metamorphic characteristics give it a unique and captivating appearance.

One particular rock from this belt stands out as a classic from the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt. The traditional 'faux amphibolites' are rich in cummingtonite amphibolite composition. Unlike most amphibolites with dark green hues, this unique belt showcases sections with a fascinating grayish-beige color, earning it the nickname 'faux-amphibolite.' Abundant in garnets, this specimen indicates a volcanic-sedimentary origin with highly metamorphosed characteristics. Scientists may have found potential evidence of fossilized microorganisms within these rocks but have yet to be convinced, to date.

Size of specimen: 155mm L X 80mm W X 38mm D. Weight: 1,214.7 grams.  This specimen's size makes it an extraordinary display specimen. It arrives with a Certificate of Authenticity and detailed information about the “faux amphibolites” from the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt. Please note that this purchase does not include display stands and photo cubes. The specimen tag and tag stand are included.

The captivating appearance of this rock will undoubtedly allow it to be a stand-alone showpiece. Its rich history and unique characteristics make it a conversation starter and a true testament to the wonders of our planet.

This Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belts “faux-amphibolite” was obtained through a trade with a scientific institution.

Acquiring one of Earth's oldest and most fascinating specimens is not just a purchase; it's a privilege. This rock has remained relatively unchanged for 97% of Earth's history. Few rocks on Earth can make this claim! It is a silent witness to our planet's incredible transformations. Reaching back into the Hadean time, when Earth was still in its infancy, is a truly captivating experience that only a very few rocks can claim.

Take advantage of this chance to own an extraordinary piece of geological history. This is an excellent specimen for a museum or any first-rate geological collection.

This Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt faux amphibolite rock specimen ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, information about the Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt, tag, tag stand.