It’s been just revealed that a part of an ancient lost continent by sifting through diamond samples from Canada’s Baffin Island.
By analyzing the samples, analysts have found part of the North Atlantic craton – this is a remnant of the ancient continental crust that was stretching from Labrador to Scotland.
An article that’s posted on the University of British Columbia’s website is explaining that experts were studying some Kimberlite rocks which have formed millions of years ago and were bought to the planet’s surface by geological forces.
Fox News revealed that the samples from a De Beers Chidliak Kimberlite Province property in southern Baffin Island, however, have a mineral signature that seems to be corresponding to other parts of the craton.
“The mineral composition of other portions of the North Atlantic craton is so unique there was no mistaking it,” University of British Columbia geologist Maya Kopylova said.
“It was easy to tie the pieces together. Adjacent ancient cratons in Northern Canada—in Northern Quebec, Northern Ontario, and in Nunavut—have completely different mineralogies.”
More geological discoveries have garnered the attention of experts
There are some other geological discoveries that have been garnering the attention recently. Last year, experts have announced the discovery of the world’s deepest land canyon thousands of feet below a glacier in Antarctica.
Geologists revealed something that they describe as the most accurate portrait of the contours of the land that’s beneath Antarctica’s ice shelf.
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Speaking of Antarctica, on February 6th of this year, weather stations registered the hottest temperature in recorded history for Antarctica.
Thermometers at the Esperanza Base on the northern region of the Antarctic Peninsula showed 18.3°C (64.9°F), which is about the same temperature as Los Angeles registered that day.