Oldest Fossil (Microbial Mat) (3.5 billion years old)


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Specimen: Stromatolite
Age: Dresser Formation, Pre-Cambrianmbrian
Location: North Pole Dome, Australia

Stromatolites are layered bio-chemical accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding and cementation of sedimentary grains by biofilms of micro-organisms. The Dresser Formation is dated to 3.49 billion years old and found in Australia. This formation is within the North Pole Dome and an extremely important site for scientists to study.

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