Anomalous supply of bioessential molybdenum in mid-Proterozoic surface environments

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Abstract

Granites aged 1.9. Ga to 1.5. Ga exhibit molybdenite mineralization globally. Sandstones deposited during the mid-Proterozoic have a provenance dominated by 1.9-1.7. Ga basement. The mid-Proterozoic surface environment was, consequently, receiving detritus from the molybdenum-rich granites. Thus there was a supply of molybdenum available in terrestrial or shallow marine environments at a time when molybdenum was required to support the evolution of multicellular life.

Detaljer

Författare
Externa organisationer
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Glasgow
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Geologi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)100-104
Antal sidor5
TidskriftPrecambrian Research
Volym275
StatusPublished - 2016 apr 1
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa