30 December 1999 Microbiota of the Bogotol graphites
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Graphites from sedimentary, metamorphic and even magmatic rocks were proved to be very interesting objects for study of fossil bacterial communities and other microorganisms. One of these objects are the graphites of the Botogol Deposit confined to the Botogol Syenite Massif. The Botogol graphites deposit is commonly believed to be a classic example of a deposit of magmatic type. However, the different viewpoints on the deposits genesis do exist. According to one of them, the Botogol graphites were originated after the metamorphism of the organic matter of the sedimentary rocks. Other speculations claim, that the carbon was recovered from carbonates or it was crystallized from magma.
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Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Alexei Yu. Rozanov, Elena A. Zhegallo, Elena A. Zhegallo, Richard B. Hoover, Richard B. Hoover, } "Microbiota of the Bogotol graphites", Proc. SPIE 3755, Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology II, (30 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.375085; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375085
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