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Use of NanoSIMS in the search for early life on Earth: ambient inclusion trails in a c. 3400 Ma sandstone

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Ambient inclusion trails (AIT) are enigmatic microtubular structures created by the migration of mineral crystals through a lithified substrate. The decomposition of organic material has been suggested as the driving force for the crystal migration, but has yet to be rigorously tested. AIT may hold potential as a biosignature for investigating early life on Earth if the associated organic material can be shown to be biological, This paper attempts to test the formation mechanism and biogenici...

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10.1144/0016-76492007-032

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JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY More from this journal
Volume:
165
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-53
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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0016-7649
Language:
English
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pubs:2299
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uuid:1adcbdad-62a5-4555-8b1f-a1daefff7011
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2299
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2012-12-19

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