What is the Oldest Rock on Earth ?

Zircon

The tiny piece of zircon crystal was extracted from a rock on a sheep ranch in Jack Hills, Western Australia and is a staggering 4.4 billion years old.

Zircon Crystal

Zircon timeline

Oldest Zircon Crystal

Crystal Timeline

Jack Hills Map

Jack Hills, Western Australia

Jack Hills Stone

Zircon Jack Hills

Zircon

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4 thoughts on “What is the Oldest Rock on Earth ?

      1. Fife Photos and Art

        That particular zircon crystal is that age Martina, not all zircons! LOL! 🙂
        Talking of zircon crystals as zircons, sounds more like we are having a discussion about Star Trek!!! Captain Spock and the Zircons!! Lol! 🙂

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