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Inherited geochemical diversity of 3.4 Ga organic films from the Buck Reef Chert, South Africa

Authors
  • Alleon, Julien1
  • Bernard, Sylvain2
  • Olivier, Nicolas3
  • Thomazo, Christophe4, 5
  • Marin-Carbonne, Johanna1
  • 1 Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland , Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • 2 Sorbonne Université, Institut de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Paris, 75005, France , Paris (France)
  • 3 Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, IRD, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Aubière, 63170, France , Aubière (France)
  • 4 Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, UMR CNRS 6282 Biogéosciences, Dijon, 21000, France , Dijon (France)
  • 5 Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, 75005, France , Paris (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Communications Earth & Environment
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group UK
Publication Date
Jan 04, 2021
Volume
2
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1038/s43247-020-00066-7
Source
Springer Nature
License
Green

Abstract

Information on the initial chemical nature of Archean organic materials can survive in rocks despite a complex geological history, according to spatially resolved chemical analyses of 3.4-billion-year old organic films.

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