Currently the oldest insitu rock layers of terrestrial origin were discovered by Dr. Jonathan O'Neil and his colleagues, whose work published in September of 2008, revealed rocks as old as 4.28 billion years of age in Northern Quebec, along the Hudson's Bay coast, 40 km south of Inukjuak. This area is known as the Nuvvuagittuq greenstone belt. They were dated by measuring the decay of the element neodymium-142 which was present in the rock.
However this is either the oldest rock material of Earth origin or the oldest rock material found on Earth.
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what kind of rock is the oldest rock
The oldest part of a conglomerate rock would be that rock fragment contained within the conglomerate that was the oldest. Conglomerates may contain rock fragments of many different ages.
Generally the oldest rock is on the bottom because it existed first and then other layers of rock formed on top of it. The one exception to this is if the rock has been pushed to form a dome; then the oldest rock will be the top layer of the dome. Usually, however, the oldest rock is the bottom layer in a section with several rock layers.
The igneous rock.
Shark is one.
Well there is no certain ''oldest moon'' but they do have oldest moon features and oldest moon rock
They oldest. The closer to the core the rock layer is, the older it is. ~Nameless
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The Law of Superposition states that in undisturbed strata of sedimentary rock, the oldest rock layer is at the bottom, the youngest at the top.
The Precambrian era.
Under normal circumstances, the oldest rock layers are at the bottom of the formation.
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Molton rock that flows from a volcano onto Earths surface is
Earths magnetic orientation is locked into the rock when the rock cools
Rocks that are further down in the crust are the oldest.
The oldest rock in oceanic crust is that which is found the greatest distance from a mid-ocean-ridge.
Actually AC/DC are the oldest still living rock band
Apollo 17 found the oldest rock and it appears to be about 4.5 billion years old
The rock on the way bottom, but not the vein
Granite is not the oldest rock in the world. The oldest rocks on earth are gneiss, particularly the Acasta Gneiss and are about 4. 09 billion years old.