Fri, Oct 13|
Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre
Biomineralization – A New Look at Minerals, Fossils, and Life
Biomineralization among living organisms is widespread3. It is diverse with some 60 or so minerals known to be formed by organisms under a wide variety of conditions. Biomineralization influences processes in the biosphere. Here in Ohio or the solar system.
Time & Location
Oct 13, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
About the event
Speaker: Dr. Kendall Hauer; Director, Limper Geology Museum, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Topic: Biomineralization – A New Look at Minerals, Fossils, and Life
Such an intriguing subject – minerals/fossils/life…and where does each fit in the “big-picture.” For sure this is not a new concept, but recently the topic has gained new attention along with our understanding of star formation, and continuing interest in the solar system, such as our search for evidence of life in rocks from Earth’s moon, Mars, and asteroids. Our presentation will not be a deep look into these far-ranging subjects, but a closer look at the objects we commonly collect, including rocks, minerals, and invertebrate fossils.
Simply put, biomineralization is the process by which minerals occur as a result of living organisms. Massive iron deposits occur worldwide; much smaller deposits of gold are known; and numerous carbonate, phosphate, and sulfide minerals are to be found, some in Ohio.
Guests are welcome at our meetings. This program is fit for every age.