Microfossils from a newly discovered Precambrian stromatolitic iron formation in Western Australia

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THE Nabberu Basin is a newly discovered sedimentary basin of probable early Proterozoic age in Western Australia1–3 (Fig. 1). It covers an area of 60,000 km2, and contains 6,000 m of shallow-water clastic and chemical sediments. It is essentially unmetamorphosed in the south-east but is metamorphosed to granulite facies in the west, where folding and deformation are more pronounced.

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WALTER, M., GOODE, A. & HALL, W. Microfossils from a newly discovered Precambrian stromatolitic iron formation in Western Australia. Nature 261, 221–223 (1976). https://doi.org/10.1038/261221a0

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