They found the fragments of a lost continent

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "They were looking for diamonds, they found fragments of an ancient part of the Earth's continental crust stretching from Scotland to Labrador (Canada), passing through Greenland. "& Nbsp;Finding these "lost" pieces is like finding a missing piece of a puzzle,& nbsp; explains & nbsp; Maya & nbsp; Kopylova, geologist at the University of British Columbia. & nbsp;The scientific puzzle of the Ancient Earth cannot be complete without all the pieces& nbsp; " specifies the researcher, co-author of the study published in & nbsp;Journal of Petrology. & nbsp; "data-reactid =" 28 "> They were looking for diamonds, they found fragments of an ancient part of the Earth's continental crust stretching from Scotland to Labrador (Canada), passing through Greenland. " Finding these "lost" pieces is like finding a missing piece of a puzzle, says Maya Kopylova, a geologist at the University of British Columbia. The scientific puzzle of the Ancient Earth cannot be complete without all the pieces "Specifies the researcher, coauthor of the study published in Journal of Petrology.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "By analyzing rock samples from the south of ''Baffin Island, supplied by the mining exploration company & nbsp;Peregrine Diamonds, the researchers observed a particular mineral signature. No doubt for Maya Kopylova. They are fragments of the North Atlantic craton, which add around 10% to its known surface. Cratons are continental nuclei that anchor and gather other continental blocks around them. Today, some cratons from ancient continents are still intact & nbsp; while others have fragmented and been displaced by plate movements. In this case, the continental plate of the North Atlantic craton fragmented 150 million years ago. & Nbsp; "data-reactid =" 29 "> By analyzing rock samples from the south ofBaffin Island, supplied by the mining exploration company Peregrine Diamonds, the researchers observed a particular mineral signature. No doubt for Maya Kopylova. These are fragments of the North Atlantic craton, which add about 10% to its known surface. Cratons are continental nuclei that anchor and gather other continental blocks around them. Today, some cratons from ancient continents are still intact while others have fragmented and been displaced by the movements of the plates. In this case, the continental plate of the North Atlantic craton fragmented 150 million years ago.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" AWith these samples, we are able to reconstruct the shapes of the ancient continents from deep mantle rocks,& nbsp; enthuses Mary Kopylova in a communicated. & nbsp;We can assemble fragments 200 kilometers deep and compare them based on the details of the deep mineralogy " In fact, the rocks studied formed millions of years ago between 150 and 400 kilometers deep & nbsp; then were brought to the surface by geological and chemical forces. This is the first time that geologists have been able to reconstruct parts of the “& nbsp;Earth science puzzle & nbsp;"To such a depth." Data-reactid = "30"> "AWith these samples, we are able to reconstruct the shapes of the ancient continents from deep mantle rocks, enthuses Mary Kopylova in a communicated. We can assemble fragments 200 kilometers deep and compare them according to the details of the deep mineralogy " In fact, the rocks studied formed millions of years ago between 150 and 400 kilometers deep and were then brought to the surface by geological and chemical forces. It is the first time that geologists can reconstruct parts of the " Earth science puzzle To such depth.

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