Scientists in Canada discover that an ancient continent was larger than we thought

(CNN)Geologists in Canada have found that an ancient continent was 10% larger than previously estimated after analyzing rock samples dug up during diamond exploration work. Maya Kopylova, a geologist at UBC and the lead author of the research, said in a statement: “The mineral composition of other portions of the North Atlantic craton is so unique there was no mistaking it.” She added that neighboring ancient cratons in Northern Canada showed different mineralogies and that her team’s discovery was “like finding a missing piece of a puzzle.” The samples of…

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