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Rusty rocks

Duration: 03:41

Presenter Aubrey Manning and geologist Professor Maarten De Wit investigate iron rich rocks known as banded iron formations, which formed when stromatolites, some of the earliest known life forms on Earth, produced oxygen that combined with iron dissolved in the oceans.

Available since: Wed 23 Mar 2011

Credits

Presenter
Aubrey Manning
Participant
Desmond Collins
Participant
Vincent Courtillot
Participant
Maarten De Wit
Participant
Gideon Groenweald
Participant
Ed Landing
Participant
Jo Morgan
Participant
Chris Nicholas
Participant
David Norman
Participant
Richard Potts
Participant
Mike Warner
Series Producer
David Sington
Producer
Cynthia Page
Director
Cynthia Page

This clip is from

Earth Story The Living Earth

7/8 Aubrey Manning travels to Canada and Africa to illustrate geology's impact on evolution.

First broadcast: 20 Dec 1998

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