Stromatolite Fossil replaced by Burnt Orange Barite forming beautiful desert barite
Dimensions (millimeters): 45 x 45 x 30
Dimensions (inches): 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.2
Origins: Merzouga, Sahara Desert, Khenifra Province, Morocco, Africa
These have been tentatively dated to 2.6 Billion years ago from the Primordial Archean Ooze From the Sahara region of Morocco. It may seem surprising that bacteria can leave fossils at all. However, one particular group - the "blue-green algae," have left a fossil record that extends far back into the Precambrian.
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