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Jaspilite

  • Kurt O. Konhauser
  • Ernesto Pecoits
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_837-4

Synonyms

Definition

Jaspilite is a banded compact siliceous rock consisting of interbanded jasper (red chert) and hematite. In Australia, the term jaspilite was commonly applied to Precambrian iron formations of Western Australia, but banded iron formation (BIF) is now generally used.

See Also

Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Siliceous Rock Iron Formation Band Iron Formation Precambrian Iron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada