Biogeochemical Cycling of Mineral-Forming Elements by P.A. Trudinger, Dalway J. Swaine

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Projection of biogeochemical cycling through geological time relies on interpretation of geological and palaeontological evidence which becomes increasingly limited beyond the Cambrian. Stable isotopes and the fossil evidence of microstructures and stromatolites provide some insight into the early biogeochemistry of, for example, carbon and sulfur, but for the majority of elements, there appears t o be no geological evidence which can be readily equated with biological activity. In these instances, our notions of past biogeochemical events rely entirely on extrapolation from the observed processes occurring in the modern environment.

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