Isua Greenstone Banded Iron from Greenland

Earliest Known Evidence of Life on Earth

Stromatolites Polished Tonalite

Hand Polished

Geological Time: Early Archaean, ~ 3.8 Billion Years Old

Size: Stromatolite fossil is 60 mm by 105 by 20 mm base (maximum)

Fossil Site: Isua Banded Iron Formation, Isua Greenstone Belt, Southwest Greenland

Code: DS17005

Price: Sold

Isua Greenstone Banded Iron from Greenland Archaen Stromatolites Description: This specimen comes from the Isua Greenstone Blt of Greeland, site of the currently oldest known examples of life on earth. Research conducted in 2016 by the University of Wollangong in Australia on material from this site are not only thought to be the oldest rocks on the Earth’s surface but also harbor the earliest known signs of life. We have global warming to thank for this discovery as until recently this outcrop was buried beneath a deep snowmass which only recently melted.

This one in addition to the high mirror-like polish the piece has been cut flat to self display in a cabinet or desk.

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