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Banded iron formation

Banded iron formation

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James St. John

Banded iron formation
Banded iron formations formed on Earth billions of years ago when the ocean was full of iron and the atmosphere lacked oxygen.

For more information about this banded iron formation, visit St. John's Flickr page.

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Original image data dated on or about June 10, 2015

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