Geologists from MSU found out how over 2.6 Ga years old rocks were formed at Limpopo Complex

(Lomonosov Moscow State University) MSU geologists and their colleagues from South Africa and Novosibirsk studied the interaction between the oldest blocks of the Earth's continental crust. Detailed analysis of graphite and microscopic gas inclusions in quartz confirmed that it involved CO2-rich fluids. Understanding the formation processes of these rocks scientists could predict the mechanisms of mineral ore deposit generation near them and in the areas formed under similar conditions. The study was published in the Gondwana Research journal.