Precambrian Graphitic Compressions of Possible Biologic Origin from Canada

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  02 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3666, pp. 75-76
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3666.75


Further occurrences of elliptical graphitic bodies of possible biologic origin have been recovered from Proterozoic black shales of the Labrador Trough, Quebec. The bodies are plausibly organic because of constancy of form, manner of fossilization, and similarities to Michigan forms associated with extractable organic compounds.