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PRECAMBRIAN STROMATOLITE - Morocco

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PRECAMBRIAN STROMATOLITE
  
600 million years old
 
Amane-n’Tourhart, Ouarzazate, Morocco
  

Part of a well-preserved stromatolite colony that formed in a warm, shallow sea during the Ediacaran Period at the very end of the Precambrian. These stromatolites were buried by volcanic sediments and later uplifted and exposed by erosion of the Anti-Atlas Mountains.

  

Stromatolites are structures formed by cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) and are among the oldest fossils, dating back at least 3.5 billion years. They use water, carbon dioxide and sunlight to create food and give out oxygen as a by-product and are thought to have been responsible for the oxygen in the Earth’s primaeval atmosphere.

  
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Size:  13 x 7 x 5 centimetres
Weight:  497 grams

PRICE: £35.00
PRECAMBRIAN STROMATOLITE - Morocco
PRECAMBRIAN STROMATOLITE - Morocco PRECAMBRIAN STROMATOLITE - Morocco PRECAMBRIAN STROMATOLITE - Morocco PRECAMBRIAN STROMATOLITE - Morocco