Earliest microbially mediated pyrite oxidation in ~3.4 billion-year-old sediments

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Abstract

Pyrite (FeS2) oxidation in modem sedimentary environments is neither a purely chemical nor purely microbial process, but it is significantly enhanced by the activity of microorganisms that use reduced forms of iron and sulphur in their metabolisms. On the early Earth, where oxygen levels were thought to be
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)393-402
JournalEarth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume301
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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