This paper reviews the evidence during the first two billion years of Earth history for the concentration of oceanic dissolved sulphate, and proposes that by around 2.0 Ga such sulphate was at millimolar concentrations, in contradistinction to a prominent and insistent school of thought.

First Author: Melezhik, Victor A.; Prave, Anthony R.; Fallick, Anthony E.; Kump, Lee R.; Strauss, Harald; Lepland, Aivo; Hanski, Eero J.


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Bibliographic Information

Type: Book Chapter

Book Title: Reading the Archive of Earth's Oxygenation: Global Events and the Fennoscandian Arctic Russia - Drilling Early Earth Project: Volume 3 (2012)

Page Reference: 1169 to 1194

ISBN: 978-3-642-29669-7