Itsaq gneis rock sample from Greenland.
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actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Itsaq gneis rock sample from Greenland.

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This rock was collected from Akilia island, Greenland by Dr Clark Friend of Oxford Brookes University during the 1990s, and has been isotropically dated at approximately 3.87 billion years. The banded iron formation and asociated organic carbon life indicate that life existed at that time.

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