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Geologists have found traces of the vanished continent

continentScientists maintain that this micro continent called Mavrica consisted of modern India, Madagascar and other islands, and destroyed 83 million years ago. Geologists have found in the sands of the island of Mauritius traces of ancient volcanic rocks that formed about 1.9 billion years ago, scientists believe existed in the form of a small, long-lost continent of the place of the modern Indian Ocean.

A group of geologists led by Trond Torsvik of the University of Oslo in Mauritius found traces not only today, but also the ancient geological processes, examining the isotopic composition of the grains of the mineral zircon in the sands of the island. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Earth, Science

 

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