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Sep 11

September 11, 2013

Thrombolites in Lake Clifton SeanMack 2008 CC_BY_3.0

Thrombolites & Stromatolites

Whilst watching a documentary on ABC TV, I saw what I thought were stromatolites, only to learn that they were called “thrombolites”. I couldn’t recall having heard of thrombolites. These ones were located at Lake Clifton in Western Australia. According to Wikipedia, “Thrombolites are clotted accretionary structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding, and cementation of sedimentary grains... Read more

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