Geoscientists Discover Microcontinent Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean
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Geoscientists Discover Microcontinent Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean

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The finding of a lost micro-continent off the coast of India, which scientists call Mauritia.  Sands have been tested and found to contain zircons. These semiprecious stones cna be between 660 and 1970 million years old.
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Date Added to MERLOT: February 26, 2013
Date Modified in MERLOT: May 16, 2013
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Keywords: Mauritia, micro-continent found

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Avatar for Kurt Shults
1 year ago

Kurt Shults (Student)

This is an interesting article that reinforces the ideas that science is alive. This is the kind of material that will help spark a student's interest in science.


Avatar for Steven Costa
1 year ago

Steven Costa (Student)

Interesting article. I didn't know these microcontinents even existed. Makes sense though.


Avatar for Christopher Mount
1 year ago

Christopher Mount (Student)

An intresting find on the topic of geology, I would be intrested in viewing a simutation of projected movement of this microcontinent. 


Avatar for aleia murray
1 year ago

aleia murray (Student)

The news article was interesting, but not necessarily trustworthy. The research article attached to it was unavailable aside from the abstract. I would like to learn more about this subject, but the evidence given was insufficient in my opinion. 


Avatar for Victoria Miller
1 year ago

Victoria Miller (Student)

This just goes to show that there are so many things that we have not discovered in the world. very interesting!


Avatar for Glory Warner
1 year ago

Glory Warner (Student)

This is pretty an interesting discovery, maybe there's a microcontinent under Hawaii, that would be cool!