Le site fossilifère de Moulendé

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Le site fossilifère de Moulendé et la pile nucléaire de Bangombé is part of the Tentative list of Gabon in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Moulendé fossil site and the Bangombé nuclear pile are discoveries in the shales in the Franceville basin. Moulendé has yielded fossilized organisms from 2,1 billion years ago, said to be evidence of the earliest form of multicellular life. Bangombé is the only known natural nuclear reactor in the world, also approximately 2 billion years old.

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Full Name
Le site fossilifère de Moulendé et la pile nucléaire de Bangombé
Country
Gabon
Added
2022
Type
Natural
Categories
Natural landscape - Geology and Geomorphology Paleontology - Non-hominid fossils
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2022 Added to Tentative List

The site has 2 locations

Le site fossilifère de Moulendé et la pile nucléaire de Bangombé: Site fossilifère de Moulendé (T)
Le site fossilifère de Moulendé et la pile nucléaire de Bangombé: Pile Nucléaire de Bangombé (T)

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