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Ancient rust

Confidence that banded iron formations record oxic conditions during deposition is established, as a model demonstrates that they are formed of primary iron oxides rather than secondarily altered silicate minerals.

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Fig. 1: Banded iron formation from Dales Gorge, Western Australia.


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Stüeken, E.E. Ancient rust. Nat. Geosci. 12, 498–499 (2019).

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