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There is some debate among experts, but it is generally accepted that the Precambrian lasted from 3.9 to 4 billion years. This time period is made up of three eras which are the Paleoproterozoic, the Mesoproterozoic, and the Neoproterozoic era.

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The Precambrian accounts for 88% of geologic time. It spans the time from Earth's formation about 4600 million years ago to the beginning of the Cambrian Period, about 541 million years ago.

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How long is precambrian time in geological time scale?

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When were precambrian rocks formed?

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What are the 3 long units of time between the precambrian time and present called?

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Historians know least about era do?

**Precambrian**


Why is the shield also referred to as the Precambrian Shield?

Because it was created in the precambrian era...The Candadian Shield was formed in the Precambrian Era.The rocks of the Canadian Shield formed during the Precambrian time.


What is the mineral composition of precambrian?

The Precambrian is a geological age, not a mineral.


Why are mitochondria found in both animal and plant cell?

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