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Early Precambrian pillow lavas as habitat for microfossils
Author(s): Marina M. Astafieva; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Maria M. Bogina; Alexei V. Chistyakov; Eugene V. Sharkov; Richard B. Hoover
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Paper Abstract

Complexes of fossilized microorganisms were identified and studied in the rocks of the Lower Paleoproterozoic Suisarian Formation representing the stratotype of the Ludicovian Supergroup, Karelian complex of Central Karelia. The fossil microorganisms from different zones of pillow lavas were compared.

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Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7819, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIII, 781908 (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859835
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Marina M. Astafieva, Paleontological Institute (Russian Federation)
Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Paleontological Institute (Russian Federation)
Maria M. Bogina, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry (Russian Federation)
Alexei V. Chistyakov, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry (Russian Federation)
Eugene V. Sharkov, Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry (Russian Federation)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7819:
Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology XIII
Richard B. Hoover; Gilbert V. Levin; Alexei Yu. Rozanov; Paul C. W. Davies, Editor(s)

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