alexa Metal-eating microbes in African lake could solve mystery of the planet's iron deposits

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Metal-eating microbes in African lake could solve mystery of the planet's iron deposits

An isolated, iron-rich bay in the heart of East Africa is offering scientists a rare glimpse back into Earth's primitive marine environment, and supports theories that tiny microbes created some of the world's largest ore deposits billions of years ago. While iron-respiring bacteria were discovered in 1993, the new Scientific Reports study provides evidence that microorganisms could have been directly involved in depositing Earth's oldest iron formations.

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