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These ancient rocks are 3.5 billion years old and they are so well preserved that their fossils accurately record the earliest life forms on the planet, as well as evidence of the first massive meteorite impact on record, possibly related to the formation of our moon.If you were able to travel back in time to visit Earth during the Archaean period you would not recognize it as the same planet we inhabit today.
How thin must the solar crescent be for the shadows to be this sharp, and how soon before totality would this occur? They are deciduous and their leaves turn bronze in the autumn, but they don't fall off the tree.
It was the site of one of the milestones of the industrial development of South Africa.
Some of these mines are still producing gold which makes them the oldest gold mines in the world.
The Barberton Greenstone belt is one of the oldest and best exposed Archaean greenstone belts on Earth and is almost 3.5 billion years old.
The small and beautiful "Makhonjwa Mountain Range"close to Barberton, where gold and asbestos deposits occur, stretches from Jeppe’s Reef to Oshoek and from Shiyalongubo Dam to Queen’s river.