Isua Greenstone Stromatolites

Earliest Known Evidence of Life on Earth from Greenland

Stromatolites Polished Tonalite

Geological Time: Early Archaean, ~ 3.8 Billion Years Old

Size: Fossil is 105 mm by 52 mm (maximum)

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

Code: DS18003

Price: Sold

Isua Greenstone Description: This specimen comes from the Isua Greenstone Belt of Greenland, 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.

I was recently able to secure a few additional specimens, but I have been told by the source that more is not likely to be forthcoming.

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Isua Greenstone

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