Publication year: 2010 Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 8 December 2010 K., Abraham , A., Hofmann , S.F., Foley , D., Cardinal , C., Harris , … Silica alteration zones and cherts are a conspicuous feature of Archaean greenstone belts worldwide and provide evidence of extensive mobilisation of silica in the marine environment of the early Earth

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Coupled silicon–oxygen isotope fractionation traces Archaean silicification