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How the earliest life on Earth became mineralized

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Project "ELEMIN" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITAT WIEN 

Organization address
address: UNIVERSITATSRING 1
city: WIEN
postcode: 1010
website: www.univie.ac.at

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website https://fums-research.webnode.at/
 Total cost 166˙156 €
 EC max contribution 166˙156 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2019-09-14

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 Project objective

The appearance of microbial life on Earth is manifested by stromatolites in ~3.5 billion year (Ga) old marine sediments in Pilbara, Australia. The processes involved in the mineralisation and preservation of these earliest signatures of life remain incompletely understood. It has been observed that the stromatolites are mineralised by several generations of carbonate and silica phases, but when and how the different cement phases formed is under debate. Knowing the time and conditions of mineralisation of the stromatolites is necessary to evaluate whether the cements represent primary phases truly indicative of past environmental conditions or a post-depositional overprint. As some of the mineral phases have been suggested to represent reliable archives of ancient Pilbara seawater, they can be used to reconstruct the habitats of the earliest life on Earth. The goal of project ELEMIN is to reconstruct the syn- and post-depositional history of the Pilbara stromatolites and differentiate between primary and later-stage carbonate/silica mineral phases. High-resolution petrographic methods, such as electron backscatter diffraction mapping, in combination with radiometric isotope dating will be applied to date individual mineral phases and to identify pristine mineral phases that were directly precipitated from seawater ~3.5 Ga ago. Trace elements and neodymium isotope compositions of these pristine mineral phases yield detailed insights into the local physico-chemical conditions prevailing at the site of stromatolite growth, such as redox conditions and the source(s) of elements dissolved in Pilbara seawater. Both proxies trace the origin of elements to either continental weathering or to submarine hydrothermal systems. This distinction is essential as it allows us to evaluate contrasting models for early life, suggesting either a peculiar ocean chemistry or submarine hydrothermal systems as the cradle of life.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Katharina Schier, Michael Bau, Carsten Münker, Nicolas Beukes, Sebastian Viehmann
Trace element and Nd isotope composition of shallow seawater prior to the Great Oxidation Event: Evidence from stromatolitic bioherms in the Paleoproterozoic Rooinekke and Nelani Formations, South Africa
published pages: 92-102, ISSN: 0301-9268, DOI: 10.1016/j.precamres.2018.07.014
Precambrian Research 315 2019-11-18
2019 Sebastian Viehmann, Simon V. Hohl, Dennis Kraemer, Michael Bau, Detlef H.G. Walde, Stephen J. Galer, Shao-Yong Jiang, Patrick Meister
The reconstruction of Precambrian microbial habitats.
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Marie Curie Alumni Conference 2019 2019-11-18
2017 Katharina Schier, Michael Bau, Carsten Münker, Nic Beukes, Sebastian Viehmann
Declining importance of high-temperature hydrothermal input into shallow Transvaal seawater prior to the GOE.
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GeoBremen 2017 2019-11-18
2017 Sebastian Viehmann, Michael Bau, Bernhard Bühn, Elton L. Dantas, Fabio R.D. Andrade, Detlef HG. Walde
Reconstruction of the Neoprotoerzoic Urucum habitat in the fate of severe glaciogenic epochs.
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GeoBremen 2017 2019-11-18
2019 Tobias Prost, Sebastian Viehmann, Simon V. Hohl, Nathalie Tepe, Shao-Yong Jiang, Patrick Meister
The depositional environment of the Sturtian Fulu Iron Formation(China)
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EGU Conference 2019 2019-11-18
2017 Sebastian Viehmann, Michael Bau, Bernhard Bühn, Elton L. Dantas, Fabio Andrade, Detlef H.G. Walde
Geochemical Reconstruction of the Neoproterozoic Urucum Habitat
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Goldschmidt Conference 2017 2019-11-18
2018 Simon V. Hohl, Sebastian Viehmann, Dennis Kraemer, Michael Bau, Detlef H.G. Walde, Stephen J.G. Galer, Shao-Yong Jiang, and Patrick Meister
Cd isotopes record changes in biologic productivity of Mesoproterozoic stromatolites
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EGU Conference 2018 2019-11-18
2018 Sebastian Viehmann, Simon V. Hohl, Dennis Kraemer, Michael Bau, Detlef H.G. Walde, Stephen J. Galer, Shao-Yong Jiang, Patrick Meister
The reconstruction of Mesoproterozoic microbial habitats during stromatolite formation.
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PanGeo 2018 2019-11-18
2019 Toni Schulz, Sebastian Viehmann, Dominik C. Hezel, Christian Koeberl
Coupled Fe-Os isotope signatures in banded iron formations - decoding oxygenation history and the chemical evolution of Precambrian seawater.
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The first billion years - habitability 2019-11-18
2019 Sukanya Sengupta , Andreas Pack , Sebastian Viehmann
Triple oxygen isotope study of manganese formations for the triple oxygen isotope composition of Precambrian air
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GeoMünster 2019 2019-11-18
2019 Dennis Kraemer, Robert Frei, Sebastian Viehmann, Michael Bau
Mobilization and isotope fractionation of chromium during water-rock interaction in presence of siderophores
published pages: 44-54, ISSN: 0883-2927, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2019.01.007
Applied Geochemistry 102 2019-11-18
2018 Chris S. Marien, Sebastian Viehmann, Axel Gerdes, Jonas Tusch, Martin van Kranendonk, Carsten Münker
Pristine 87Sr/86Sr isotope compositions of Paleo- and Mesoarchean seawater inferred from carbonate interstitials in pillow lavas from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia.
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GeoBonn 2018 2019-11-18
2019 Stephan Schuth, Annika Brüske, Simon V. Hohl, Shao-Yong Jiang, Daniel D. Gregory, Sebastian Viehmann, Stefan Weyer
Vanadium Isotopes of the Yangtze River System, China
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Goldschmidt Conference 2019 2019-11-18
2018 Sebastian Viehmann, Simon V. Hohl, Dennis Kraemer, Michael Bau, Detlef H.G. Walde, Stephen J. Galer, Shao-Yong Jiang, Patrick Meister
The reconstruction of Mesoproterozoic microbial habitats during stromatolite formation
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GeoBonn 2018 2019-11-18
2019 Simon V. Hohl, Sebastian Viehmann, Yibo Lin, Hai-Zhen Wei, Michael Steiner, Stephen J. G. Galer
Use of Ba and Cd isotope systematics to reconstruct microbialite paleo-habitats and bio-productivity.
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Goldschmidt Conference 2019 2019-11-18
2019 Simon V. Hohl, Shao-Yong Jiang, Hai-Zhen Wei, Dao-Hui Pi, Qian Liu, Sebastian Viehmann, Stephen J.G. Galer
Cd isotopes trace periodic (bio)geochemical metal cycling at the verge of the Cambrian animal evolution
published pages: 195-214, ISSN: 0016-7037, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2019.07.036
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 263 2019-11-18
2019 Stephan Schuth, Annika Brüske, Simon V. Hohl, Shao-Yong Jiang, Ann-Katrin Meinhardt, Daniel D. Gregory, Sebastian Viehmann, Stefan Weyer
Vanadium and its isotope composition of river water and seawater: Analytical improvement and implications for vanadium isotope fractionation
published pages: 119261, ISSN: 0009-2541, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2019.07.036
Chemical Geology 528 2019-11-18
2018 Sebastian Viehmann, Simon V. Hohl, Dennis Kraemer, Michael Bau, Detlef H.G. Walde, Stephen J. Galer, Shao-Yong Jiang, Patrick Meister
The reconstruction of Mesoproterozoic microbial habitats during stromatolite formation.
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EGU Conference 2018 2019-11-18
2019 Michael Bau, Robert Frei, Dieter Garbe-Schoenberg, Sebastian Viehmann
The Origin of Banding in BIFs: II. Cr Isotopes and Th/U in the Neoarchean Temagami IF, Canada
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Goldschmidt Conference 2019 2019-11-18
2019 Dennis Kraemer, Sebastian Viehmann, David Banks, Anjani D. Sumoondur, Christian Koeberl, Michael Bau
Regional variations in fluid formation and metal sources in MVT mineralization in the Pennine Orefield, UK: Implications from rare earth element and yttrium distribution, Sr-Nd isotopes and fluid inclusion compositions of hydrothermal vein fluorites
published pages: 960-972, ISSN: 0169-1368, DOI: 10.1016/j.oregeorev.2019.03.014
Ore Geology Reviews 107 2019-11-14
2019 Sebastian Viehmann, Simon V. Hohl, Dennis Kraemer, Michael Bau, Detlef H.G. Walde, Stephen J.G. Galer, Shao-Yong Jiang, Patrick Meister
Metal cycling in Mesoproterozoic microbial habitats: Insights from trace elements and stable Cd isotopes in stromatolites
published pages: 101-114, ISSN: 1342-937X, DOI: 10.1016/j.gr.2018.10.014
Gondwana Research 67 2019-11-14
2018 Sebastian Viehmann, Michael Bau, J. Elis Hoffmann, Carsten Münker
Decoupled Hf and Nd isotopes in suspended particles and in the dissolved load of Late Archean seawater
published pages: 111-118, ISSN: 0009-2541, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.01.017
Chemical Geology 483 2019-11-14

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