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Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt Oldest Rocks [124 gm ~ 4.3 Ga]

Brand : Jensan Scientifics LLC

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The Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt is a true rarity in the geologic world. Located 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 Greenstone Belt offers an extremely rare glimpse into the stages of early rock formation on Earth, bridging a geological timeline that bridges the border between the Hadean and early Archean eons. Its significance lies in its age and the insights it provides into the early history of our planet.

The volcanic-sedimentary origin of this specimen is not just evident in its composition, but it's part of its one-of-a-kind geologic story. 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.

The 'faux amphibolites' are a part of this Nuvvuagittuq Greenstone Belt and are rich in cummingtonite amphibolite composition. 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 it has yet to be confirmed.

Size of specimen: 66mm L X 52mm W X 17mm D. Weight: 124.3 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, tag, and tag stand.

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

Acquire one of Earth's oldest and most fascinating specimens, a rock that has remained relatively unchanged for 97% of Earth's history. Few rocks on Earth can make this claim! It is a silent witness to one of Earth's incredible transformations.

Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity, tag, tag stand, and information about the specimen.