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Geoscientists Discover Microcontinent Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean

Geoscientists Discover Microcontinent Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean

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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Kurt Shults
Kurt Shults (Student)
8 years ago

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.

Steven Costa
Steven Costa (Student)
8 years ago

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

Christopher Mount
Christopher Mount (Student)
8 years ago

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

aleia murray
aleia murray (Student)
8 years ago

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. 

Victoria Miller
Victoria Miller (Student)
8 years ago

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

Glory Warner
Glory Warner (Student)
8 years ago

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