Possible biogenic origin of Middle Proterozoic (1.64 Ga) polymetallic ores of the McArthur River Deposit in northern Australia

M. M. Astafieva, P. Vikers-Rich, A. Wilde, A. Yu Rozanov, R C Hoover

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    The study of samples from the McArthur River complex ore deposit (Middle Proterozoic, 1.64 Ga), one of the largest zinc-lead mineral deposits in the world, suggests a possible biogenic origin of sulfides in this deposit and a likelihood that the rocks studied formed in the marine photic zone.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)577-581
    Number of pages5
    JournalPaleontological Journal
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005


    • Cocci
    • Cyanobacteria
    • Photic zone
    • Purple bacteria
    • Sulfate-reducing bacteria
    • Sulfides

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