Archean Environment: the habitat of early life

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Picture gallery - stromatolites

Stromatolite cultivation under nearly in situ conditions. In the covering microbial mat, carbonate lithification occurs with the precipitation of discrete laminae of high Mg-calcite or Ca-dolomite. Based on this mineralogy, these microbiolites may represent one of the most ancient biologic associations.

Stromatolite cultivation under nearly in-situ conditions.

Stromatolite cultivation under nearly in-situ conditions.

Stromatolite cultivation under nearly in-situ conditions.

Stromatolite cultivation under nearly in-situ conditions.

Stromatolite cultivation under nearly in-situ conditions.

Stromatolite cultivation under nearly in-situ conditions.