Stromatolites of the Strelley Pool Formation

The Strelley Pool Formation is a sub-section of depositional environments occurring across 11 greenstone belts and spanning 30,000 square kilometers in the east of the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia1. A craton is a portion of a continent, in this case an Archean age sub-continent, of geological stability. The Strelley Pool Formation is located between two …

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Quartz Family

Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon dioxide (SiO2). An abundant mineral, the Quartz family is found commonly all over the world. It develops in various shades, ranging from transparent clarity to opaque, solid colours. It occurs in igneous, metamorphic and clastic rocks (Allaby, 2013), especially in Granite and other felsic formations. It is created …

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