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Anomalous supply of bioessential molybdenum in mid-Proterozoic surface environments

Parnell, John and Lindgren, Paula LU (2016) In Precambrian Research 275. p.100-104
Abstract

Granites aged 1.9. Ga to 1.5. Ga exhibit molybdenite mineralization globally. Sandstones deposited during the mid-Proterozoic have a provenance dominated by 1.9-1.7. Ga basement. The mid-Proterozoic surface environment was, consequently, receiving detritus from the molybdenum-rich granites. Thus there was a supply of molybdenum available in terrestrial or shallow marine environments at a time when molybdenum was required to support the evolution of multicellular life.

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Evolution, Molybdenite, Molybdenum, Proterozoic, Provenance
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Precambrian Research
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  author       = {Parnell, John and Lindgren, Paula},
  issn         = {0301-9268},
  keyword      = {Evolution,Molybdenite,Molybdenum,Proterozoic,Provenance},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {04},
  pages        = {100--104},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Precambrian Research},
  title        = {Anomalous supply of bioessential molybdenum in mid-Proterozoic surface environments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {275},
  year         = {2016},
}