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Stromatolite Park, Bhojunda, Chittaurgarh District, Rajasthan

Stromatolite Parks
Stromatolite Park, Bhojunda, Chittaurgarh District, Rajasthan is an exposure within the massive Bhagwanpura Limestone of the Lower Vindhyan age. Stromatolites are structures produced by blue-green algae, which through their filaments, attract and bond carbonate particles forming a mat. They are stratiform, columnar and nodular structures in carbonate rocks resulting from the combination of life activity and sediment trapping and binding ability of algal assemblages and preying bacteria. They form generally in shallow water where tides bring floating sedimentary material continuously and make it flow through carbonate particles. Stromatalites are known as impression of one of the earliest form of life on earth.

The best exposures of the stromatolites in Stromatolite Park is near Bhojunda village, about 6 km SW of Chittaurgarh city on either side of the Chittaurgarh‐ Udaipur State Highway and adjacent to the Sheep Rearing Farm.

Stromatolite Park, Jhamarkotra, Udaipur District, Rajasthan

Stromatolite Park, Jhamarkotra, Udaipur District, Rajasthan is the largest & richest deposit of phosphorite associated with stromatolite. It is another site preserving evidences of early life on the earth. The stromatolites occurs over a strike length of 15 km in rock phosphate within Precambrian Aravalli Supergroup of rocks. The rock phosphate occurs in dolomitic limestone associated with stromatolites appearing in grey to bluish grey colour shades and in variable forms and shape.

The area can be approached from Udaipur, 25 km southeast on Udaipur‐ Salumbar road linking Jhamerashwara temple which is about 500 m left side of the road.
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