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Microbiota of the Bogotol graphites
Author(s): Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Elena A. Zhegallo; Richard B. Hoover
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Paper Abstract

Graphites from sedimentary, metamorphic and even magmatic rocks were proved to be very interesting objects for study of fossil bacterial communities and other microorganisms. One of these objects are the graphites of the Botogol Deposit confined to the Botogol Syenite Massif. The Botogol graphites deposit is commonly believed to be a classic example of a deposit of magmatic type. However, the different viewpoints on the deposits genesis do exist. According to one of them, the Botogol graphites were originated after the metamorphism of the organic matter of the sedimentary rocks. Other speculations claim, that the carbon was recovered from carbonates or it was crystallized from magma.

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Date Published: 30 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3755, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology II, (30 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.375085
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Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Paleontological Institute (Russia)
Elena A. Zhegallo, Paleontological Institute (Russia)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3755:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology II
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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