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Beautiful Ancient Rocks Show Evidence Of Early Life

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The Iron Range of Northern Minnesota has some of the best and most beautiful examples of life that existed billions of years ago. The area pictured was exposed by erosion from glaciers that covered the area for millions of years and eroded away by 11,000 years ago. 

"Banded-iron formations (BIFs) are sedimentary mineral deposits consisting of alternating beds of iron-rich minerals (mostly hematite) and silica-rich layers (chert or quartz) formed about 3.0 to 1.8 billion years ago. Theory suggests BIFs are associated with the capture of oxygen released by photosynthetic processes by iron dissolved in ancient ocean water. Once nearly all the free iron was consumed in seawater, oxygen could gradually accumulate in the atmosphere, allowing an ozone layer to form. BIF deposits are extensive in many locations, occurring as deposits, hundreds to thousands of feet thick. During Precambrian time, BIF deposits probably extensively covered large parts of the global ocean basins. The BIFs we see today are only remnants of what were probably every extensive deposits. BIFs are the major source of the world's iron ore and are found preserved on all major continental shield regions." Source 

I have some beautiful samples of banded iron from Australia that I purchased at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show a few years ago. I have donated some to our local museum along with cut sections of stromatolite from Northern Michigan and they use them to teach children about early PreCambrian life on Earth during workshops and morning classes. 

The examples from Minnesota are some of the best and are available online so I think I'll get some and donate those too!

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