Evidence of ancient “lost continent” found in Indian Ocean

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https://www.rt.com/news/375976-lost-continent-found-indian-ocean/

Scientists say they have discovered a 3 billion year piece of crust in the Indian Ocean under the island of Mauritius which may be a part of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.

The study was conducted by a team of geologists led by Lewis Ashwal from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and was published in the Nature Communications magazine on Tuesday.

The paper, with the wordy title – Archaean zircons in Miocene oceanic hotspot rocks establish ancient continental crust beneath Mauritius – states that grains found on the island are aged up to 3 billion years while all the rocks there are no more than 9 million years old.

“Mauritius is an island, and there is no rock older than 9 million years old on the island. However, by studying the rocks on the island, we have found zircons that are as old as 3 billion years,” professor Ashwal said in a statement.

Zircon is a special mineral which contains important information about geological processes and can be precisely studied.

Those pieces containing in the rocks found on the island are extremely old and ‘they really shouldn’t be there’, according to Ashwal. This has led scientists to believe that they have found a fragment of the Gondwana supercontinent, which existed more than 200 million years ago.

Africa, South America, Antarctica, India and Australia used to be a part of it before they split-off.

“It’s not Atlantis, but there is a small fragment of continent. But we can detect using zircon ages, that (it) must lie under Mauritius,” said Ashwal in the video released by WITS university.

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14086

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“Mauritius is an island, and there is no rock older than 9 million years old on the island. However, by studying the rocks on the island, we have found zircons that are as old as 3 billion years,

ok..

“Those pieces containing in the rocks found on the island are extremely old and ‘they really shouldn’t be there’, according to Ashwal. This has led scientists to believe that they have found a fragment of the Gondwana supercontinent, which existed more than 200 million years ago.”

200 million..200 million..

“Africa, South America, Antarctica, India and Australia used to be a part of it before they split-off.”

maybe we lost atlantis at the same time? 😉

401

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4 Responses to “Evidence of ancient “lost continent” found in Indian Ocean”

  1. Reblogged this on Debatable News: Mainstream to Tinfoil Hat and more.

  2. The land was altogether in ONE place – it was called Pangea .
    But the land was divided in the days of Peleg
    We can see it fits together like a jigsaw .
    As for radio dating – it is as fake as global warming – the boffins dated lava from Mt St Helens at a million years old (instead of 30 yrs) and 1.2 billion years for 200 year old lava from the Pacific .

    Now if you take some rock to the labs they ask ” which date would you like sir”

    ICR :-
    “One of the most interesting passages in Genesis is that found in Genesis 10:25, where it mentions an individual named Peleg, and says, “in his days was the earth divided.”

    The word translated “divided” is used only a few times in the Old Testament, including a parallel passage in I Chronicles 1:19. Interestingly, the name Peleg is quite similar to the Hebrew word “divided” (Palag).

    There have been many treatments of the verse. One suggests that “divided” implies “surveyed” as in divided into grids. Could the early post-Flood inhabitants have explored and mapped the new earth, so radically different from the pre-Flood earth? There are ancient maps and traditions of far-away continents.

    Another deals with the possibility of continental separation. Geologists have marshaled much evidence that the continents were once together.”

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