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Microbes Form Fe-oxide–phosphate ooids.

Friday, January 13, 2017 1:03
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Microbes of Earth sometimes form Fe-oxide–phosphate ooids, instead of calcium carbonate ooids.  ”Cathodoluminescence, EDS microprobe, backscattered electron imaging, epifluorescence, XRD, and micro Raman spectroscopy reveal that ooid cortices consist of variable proportions of Fe- oxide-rich and Ca-phosphate-rich layers.” Quoted from the peer-reviewed article “The Role of Microbial Activity In the Generation of Lower Cretaceous Mixed FE-Oxide-phosphate Ooids from the Provencal Domain, French Maritime Alps” displayed at

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