7" Polished Stromatolite (Minjaria) - Russia - 800 Million Years

This is a 7.3" polished section of Neoproterozoic stromatolite fossils from the Beloretskiy District of South Ural, Russia. They are from the Neoproterozoic Minjar Formation formation, which ranges between 720 and 860 Million Years Old.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Stromatolites are the layered trace fossils of microbial life, primarily cyanobacteria. Some of them date back an astounding 3.4 billion years, making them the oldest record of life on planet Earth. Stromatolites and Microbialites were typically formed in shallow water by the growth of layer upon layer of cyanobacteria, a single-celled, photosynthesizing microbe. These layers often form very beautiful, and colorful banded structures in the rock.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Minjaria uralica (Krylov 1963)
LOCATION
Belskiy, Belaya River, Bashkortostan, South Ural, Russia
FORMATION
Minjar Formation
SIZE
7" wide, 1/2" thick
CATEGORY
ITEM
#41848
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