Oxygen isotopes trace the origins of Earth’s earliest continental crust

Oxygen isotopes trace the origins of Earth’s earliest continental crust

Nature, Published online: 31 March 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03337-1

Oxygen isotopes and whole-rock geochemistry show that the water required to make Earth’s first continental crust was primordial and derived from the mantle, not surface water introduced by subduction.Oxygen isotopes trace the origins of Earth’s earliest continental crust
Source: Nature