I sometimes watch the videos that buddhacious posts on YouTube. He has actually stopped being active here on Gaia, but is very active with making videos. I noticed one of his new videos where he doesn’t go into as much detail as some of his videos, but the subject is interesting.
In the notes section he linked to this article.
Earth’s ‘mineral kingdom’ evolved hand in hand with life
I’m not surprised by the discovery that minerals have co-evolved with life on earth. It would be strange if the evolution of life was somehow separate from the very enviornment it evolved in.