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Great Oxygenation Event - SOLD 6.98" Polished Banded Iron Slab

Great Oxygenation Event - SOLD 6.98" Polished Banded Iron Slab

This specimen is aĀ polished banded iron slabĀ from theĀ CleavervilleĀ Formation in Western Australia. The material formed 3,020,000,000 years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event, a period where cyanobacteria photosynthesized massive amounts of free oxygen, creating the atmosphere we breathe today.

The magnificent polished slabĀ measures 6.98" in length along its longest side. It has been specially prepared to bring out the brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges present in the 3 billion-year-old material. The specimen also comes with a metal stand and an individual certificate of authenticity.

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