posted on Jan, 8 2013 @ 01:16 AM
Hey there Captain, sweet thread.
I work as a geologist in the Pilbara region fairly close ('Pilbara close' that is)to where these fossils were discovered. The entire of W.A.,
especially the northern parts are truly unique. Almost every rock out there is more than 2 billion years old and were formed at a time when the world
was so completely different to what it is now in terms of atmosphere and terrain. Every layer tells a story of a volcanic eruption, meteor collisions
and were all formed when this part of Australia was a shallow ocean basin.
It’s not at all surprising that the world’s oldest fossils were found here. In fact I’d be surprised if they were found anywhere else....