This chapter reviews the compelling evidence that the Shunga province at c. 2Ga represents a hitherto unequalled accumulation of organic matter (it contains, in fact, a petrified fossil oil super field) and puts it into a worldwide context.

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: 1195 to 1274

ISBN: 978-3-642-29669-7