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wtf, r u kiddin? it was so hard, specially the last questions that needed the writing booklets, ffs, 4 questions each with 6-7 questions in those questions! jesus! luckly they gave us 3 hours, otherwise i wuldnt of finished.. but wtf, my teacher didnt even teach us oceanography or introduced species, wat a bitch

still think i did ok tho
 

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Lol, so you only learnt Mining and the Australian environment and Organic Geology topics? Dude you have been vindicated.
 

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eften said:
wtf, r u kiddin? it was so hard, specially the last questions that needed the writing booklets, ffs, 4 questions each with 6-7 questions in those questions! jesus! luckly they gave us 3 hours, otherwise i wuldnt of finished.. but wtf, my teacher didnt even teach us oceanography or introduced species, wat a bitch

still think i did ok tho
You do realise you're only meant to attempt ONE question from section II.
 

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how could you finish it and do well in it in just an hour and a half?
 

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neeksy45 said:
i thought that at first, but banded iron formations are made in the water, therefore the oxygen in the oceans would be used up in that, so oxygen would accumulate in the atmosphere first?
that was my reasoning in my head anyway,not sure how right it is.haha.
nup. the end of formation of BIFS=the introduction of oxygen into the atmosphere. not the other way round.
 

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devilru said:
You do realise you're only meant to attempt ONE question from section II.
hahahahaaha! there's always one.
 

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what did you say for the oldest life on earth or whatever it was?
 

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3.6Ba, and can be proved with carbon 12/13 ratios
 

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oh ok i said 3.8 but i think a range would be accepted because diffrent sources say diffrent things. like i have a book that says 4 billion
 

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yeah, i'll bet 3.8 would still get full marks.
 

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yeah, i'll bet 3.8 would still get full marks.
yeah it would, because it IS 3.8 GA
 
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jasonml said:
3.6Ba, and can be proved with carbon 12/13 ratios
Yeah same i wrote about the carbon 12/13 ratio! Although, i said 3.8 Billion years ago.
 

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I guessed 3.8 bill as well, wrote down 4.2 at the start then changed it. I knew it was carbon 12/13 ratios though.
 

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I tossed up between writing 3.8 and 3.5 billion years. 3.8 billion years is the age of the Australian contientn hence I reasoned it was 3.5 billion years (somewhere like Greenland life was discored of this age). So I went with 3.5 billion. They might be pretty specific though, i.e. if I was markign it I woudl allo 100 million years either side. I.e. if it is 3.6, I'd accept 3.5 - 3.7 and not 3.8 (especailly as that is the age of the Australian continent).

I too wrote about carbon 12:carbon 13 isotopic evidence.
 

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But, it didn't specify that they were referring solely to the Australian stromatolite fossils. Plus, one of the syllabus points is; outline stable isotope evidence for the first presence of life in 3.8 x 109 year-old rocks and on Hsc Online, it states that using stable isotopes, evidence for life dating to 3800 million years has been found in rocks from Greenland, Australia and South Africa. So... I still think they would give marks for both 3.5 ba and 3.8 ba
 
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jasonml said:
3.6Ba, and can be proved with carbon 12/13 ratios
yeah same, i think a range is acceptable. i said 3.5bya
 
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i totally forgot if it was carbon12/13..because i thought that can be only used for the past 50-60000years...??

but at least i only answered ONE of the options bahahaha
 

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i totally forgot if it was carbon12/13..because i thought that can be only used for the past 50-60000years...??

but at least i only answered ONE of the options bahahaha
That is radioactive dating (absolute dating) using carbon, and carbon dating is only accurate to about 60,000 years.
 

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I accidently wrote 1.8 instead of 3.8 and I realised it on my way home from the exam.

I talked about c 12 and c 13 in the second part, but I said that it shows that life was around 1.8 billion years ago, so I'm assuming that it's possible that I wont get any marks for the second part either?
 

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