3.42-billion-year-old chert veins at Barberton Greenstone Belt
Microbial Fossils Found in 3.4-Billion-Year-Old Subseafloor Rock
The material, now part of an African mountain range, bolsters the idea that hydrothermal veins supported early forms of life.
Microbial Fossils Found in 3.4-Billion-Year-Old Subseafloor Rock
Microbial Fossils Found in 3.4-Billion-Year-Old Subseafloor Rock

The material, now part of an African mountain range, bolsters the idea that hydrothermal veins supported early forms of life.

The material, now part of an African mountain range, bolsters the idea that hydrothermal veins supported early forms of life.

geobiology
Calcite crystals covered in small grains of pyrite, with pincers
Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Abundant in Earth’s Crust: Study
Catherine Offord | Jun 3, 2021
Researchers report chemical and molecular signatures of microbial activity from millions of years ago in mineral samples from abandoned mines in Sweden and nearby countries.
bacteria, microbe, deep sea, South Pacific Gyre, JOIDES Resolution, field research, sediment, geomicrobiology
Scientists Awaken Deep Sea Bacteria After 100 Million Years
Amanda Heidt | Jul 29, 2020
The microbes had survived on trace amounts of oxygen and were able to feed and multiply once revived in the lab.
Kidd Creek Mine
Microbial Life Discovered 2.4 Km Deep in Canadian Mine
Catherine Offord | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists cultivate sulfate-reducing microbes from some of the oldest-known water on Earth.
Fossilized Lipids Confirm Dickinsonia as One of the Earliest Animals
Ruth Williams | Sep 20, 2018
An analysis of organic material from 500-million-year-old fossils upholds the theory that the mysterious creatures were early forms of animal life.
Summoned From the Depths
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
Geobiologist Roger Summons analyzes organic material in rocks found deep inside Earth, looking for evidence of how life originated and evolved on our planet—and possibly on Mars.